MUHAMMAD BAQIR IBN MUHAMMAD TAQI MAJLISI (D.1698), ZAD AL-MA'AD, COPIED BY IBN MARHUM HAJI QASIM YAZDI ABU AL-HASAN, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1235 AH/1820 AD
MUHAMMAD BAQIR IBN MUHAMMAD TAQI MAJLISI (D.1698), ZAD AL-MA'AD, COPIED BY IBN MARHUM HAJI QASIM YAZDI ABU AL-HASAN, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1235 AH/1820 AD
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MUHAMMAD BAQIR IBN MUHAMMAD TAQI MAJLISI (D.1698), ZAD AL-MA'AD, COPIED BY IBN MARHUM HAJI QASIM YAZDI ABU AL-HASAN, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1235 AH/1820 AD

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

MUHAMMAD BAQIR IBN MUHAMMAD TAQI MAJLISI (D.1698), ZAD AL-MA'AD, COPIED BY IBN MARHUM HAJI QASIM YAZDI ABU AL-HASAN, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1235 AH/1820 AD

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

MUHAMMAD BAQIR IBN MUHAMMAD TAQI MAJLISI (D.1698), ZAD AL-MA'AD, COPIED BY IBN MARHUM HAJI QASIM YAZDI ABU AL-HASAN, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1235 AH/1820 AD


Arabic and Persian manuscript on paper, 391 leaves plus 1 fly-leaf, 18 lines to the page written in black naskh or red nasta’liq, ruled in blue, red and gold, titles in gold thuluth within polychrome and gold cartouches, occasional words marking the division in red ink in the margins, illuminated frontispiece decorated with finely interlacing scrolls against a gold ground, in a contemporaneous lacquer binding decorated with a central medallion with flowers against a scrolling ground


30 by 19cm.

Condition Report

In good condition, some pages slightly loose, the margins are clean with minor stains and occasional rubbing to the ink, binding with minor restorations and cracquelure throughout, as viewed.


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Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

Muhammad Baqir ibn Muhammad Taqi Majlisi was born in 1627 and was Shaykh al-Islam during the reign of Safavid Shah Suleyman (r.1666-94). The Zad al-ma’ad is a book of prayers and pious observances for ordinary and special days throughout the year.

Arts of the Islamic World
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