AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY AHMAD IBN MUHAMMED AL-HARITHI AL-ANDALUSI AL-SALWI AL-FEZI, MOROCCO, TANGIER, DATED 1114 AH/1702 AD
AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY AHMAD IBN MUHAMMED AL-HARITHI AL-ANDALUSI AL-SALWI AL-FEZI, MOROCCO, TANGIER, DATED 1114 AH/1702 AD
AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY AHMAD IBN MUHAMMED AL-HARITHI AL-ANDALUSI AL-SALWI AL-FEZI, MOROCCO, TANGIER, DATED 1114 AH/1702 AD
AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY AHMAD IBN MUHAMMED AL-HARITHI AL-ANDALUSI AL-SALWI AL-FEZI, MOROCCO, TANGIER, DATED 1114 AH/1702 AD
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AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY AHMAD IBN MUHAMMED AL-HARITHI AL-ANDALUSI AL-SALWI AL-FEZI, MOROCCO, TANGIER, DATED 1114 AH/1702 AD

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY AHMAD IBN MUHAMMED AL-HARITHI AL-ANDALUSI AL-SALWI AL-FEZI, MOROCCO, TANGIER, DATED 1114 AH/1702 AD

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY AHMAD IBN MUHAMMED AL-HARITHI AL-ANDALUSI AL-SALWI AL-FEZI, MOROCCO, TANGIER, DATED 1114 AH/1702 AD


Arabic manuscript on paper, 265 leaves plus 2 fly-leaves, 9 lines to the page, the text written in Maghribi script in black ink, ruled in yellow or red and blue, important words in red and blue, titles in yellow cursive within a polychrome cartouche with an extended roundel on the margin, f.30b and f.31a with paintings of the tombs of the first Caliphs and the minbar of the Prophet, in brown leather binding, with flap


22 by 18.8cm.

Condition Report

In generally good condition, the margins are overall clean with only minor annotations, some stains and rubbing, minor restorations to the paper, some losses to the illuminations, minor damages to the binding, as viewed.


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Catalogue Note

The Dala’il al-Khayrat was particularly popular in North of Africa during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries but few copies bear a date and even fewer the name of the scribe. Two copies dated to the first quarter of the eighteenth century sold recently at Christie’s London, one dated 1119 AH/1707 AD, 23 April 2012, lot 135, and the other before 1129 AH/1717-18 AD, 18 April 2016, lot 28. Another copy dated 1133 AH/1721 AD was offered in these rooms, 25 October 2017; a further manuscript dated 1119 AH/1707 AD is now in the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (Dala'il al-Khayrat, Prayer Manuscripts from the 16th-19th Century, Malaysia, 2016, p.28, Ref.No.2012.11.16).

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