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An Alif-Ba Mufredat, copied by Mahmud al-Raci student of Mustafa Kutahi, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1198 AH/1783-84 AD
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
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An Alif-Ba Mufredat, copied by Mahmud al-Raci student of Mustafa Kutahi, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1198 AH/1783-84 AD
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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An Alif-Ba Mufredat, copied by Mahmud al-Raci student of Mustafa Kutahi, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1198 AH/1783-84 AD
Arabic manuscript on paper, 22 leaves plus 2 fly-leaves, 13 lines to the page, 16 leaves with tables containing letter combinations, written in fine naskh in black ink, ruled in gold, black and red, f.1b with a polychrome and gold headpiece, f.5b and 6a with a double page with illuminated headings and margins decorated with polychrome interlacing floral scrolls, marginal floral medallions, in brown leather Ottoman binding decorated with gilt stamped dots, with flap
19.5 by 13.8cm.
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Catalogue Note

Mahmud Raci Efendi studied calligraphy with the famous calligrapher Mustafa Kutahi (Derman 2011, p.254). He worked in the Ragib Pasha Library and taught several illustrious calligraphers, including Mehmed Hulusi Efendi, who was the uncle and teacher of the nineteenth-century scribe Mehmed Sevki Efendi (d.1887), who is credited with founding the 'Shevki school' of calligraphy.

Mufradat, (alphabetical) exercises started to be common from the seventeenth century onwards and were used to introduce students to Arabic and the rules of calligraphy. Another mufradat dated to the eighteenth century was sold in these rooms, 24 October 2018, lot 32.

Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets

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