AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY AHMAD IBN AMIRZADE, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1091 AH/1681-82 AD
AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY AHMAD IBN AMIRZADE, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1091 AH/1681-82 AD
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AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY AHMAD IBN AMIRZADE, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1091 AH/1681-82 AD

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY AHMAD IBN AMIRZADE, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1091 AH/1681-82 AD

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot Sold:2,500GBP

Lot Details

Description

AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY AHMAD IBN AMIRZADE, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1091 AH/1681-82 AD


Arabic manuscript on cream paper, 83 leaves plus 2 fly-leaves, 13 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink, ruled in black, gold and red, verses separated by polychrome and gold dotted roundels, chapters divided by gold and polychrome cartouches, f.1b and f.16b with a polychrome and gold heading (‘unwan), Hilyah of the Prophet (f.14a), illustrations of Mecca (f.14b) and Medina (f.15a), polychrome and gold verse markers in the margins, in brown gilt and stamped leather binding, with flap


text panel: 15.8 by 6.8cm.

leaf: 21.2 by 12cm.

Condition Report

The margins with minor annotations, various stains and some damage, some rubbing throughout and some losses to the illumination, some holes and minor restoration, as viewed.


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Cataloguing

Literature

N. Safwat, A Collector’s Eye. Islamic calligraphy in Qur’ans and other manuscripts, London 2010, no.66, pp.252-3.

Catalogue Note

Ahmed ibn Amirzade was originally from the city of Kutahya, which was an important centre of ceramic production and calligraphy since Selim I defeated the Persians in 1514 and settled the artisans from Tabriz between Kutahya and Iznik.

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