AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS AND SURAHS, COPIED BY HUSAIN AL-RUSHDI, AL-KASTAMONI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1260 AH/1844-45 AD
AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS AND SURAHS, COPIED BY HUSAIN AL-RUSHDI, AL-KASTAMONI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1260 AH/1844-45 AD
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AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS AND SURAHS, COPIED BY HUSAIN AL-RUSHDI, AL-KASTAMONI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1260 AH/1844-45 AD

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS AND SURAHS, COPIED BY HUSAIN AL-RUSHDI, AL-KASTAMONI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1260 AH/1844-45 AD

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS AND SURAHS, COPIED BY HUSAIN AL-RUSHDI, AL-KASTAMONI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1260 AH/1844-45 AD


Arabic manuscript on cream paper, 148 leaves plus 5 fly-leaves, 11 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink, ruled in gold and black, verses separated by polychrome and gold dotted roundels, titles and surah headings in white cursive against a gold ground, f.1b with a polychrome and gold rococo heading (‘unwan), numerous hilyehs of the Prophet and his companions, in a brown gilt and stamped leather binding


text panel: 6.5 by 4.2cm.

leaf: 10.2 by 7cm.

Condition Report

The margins are clean, minor stains and smudges, some minor tears and rubbing, some losses to the illumination, as viewed.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Christie's London, 24 November 1987, lot 78.

Literature

N. Safwat, A Collector’s Eye. Islamic calligraphy in Qur’ans and other manuscripts, London 2010, no.73, pp.276-7.

THE SHAKERINE COLLECTION: Calligraphy in Qur’ans and other Manuscripts
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