AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY AHMAD FU’AD, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1292 AH/1875-76 AD
AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY AHMAD FU’AD, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1292 AH/1875-76 AD
AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY AHMAD FU’AD, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1292 AH/1875-76 AD
AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY AHMAD FU’AD, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1292 AH/1875-76 AD
AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY AHMAD FU’AD, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1292 AH/1875-76 AD
AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY AHMAD FU’AD, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1292 AH/1875-76 AD
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AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY AHMAD FU’AD, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1292 AH/1875-76 AD

Estimate: 7,000 - 10,000 GBP

AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY AHMAD FU’AD, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1292 AH/1875-76 AD

Estimate: 7,000 - 10,000 GBP

Lot Sold:8,750GBP

Lot Details

Description

AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY AHMAD FU’AD, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1292 AH/1875-76 AD


Arabic manuscript on light brown paper, 109 leaves plus 3 fly-leaves, 11 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink, ruled in black, gold and red, verses separated by polychrome and gold rosettes in different designs, titles in white cursive against a gold ground within polychrome cartouches, f.1b with a polychrome and gold rococo heading (‘unwan), illustrations of Mecca (f.22b) and Medina (f.23a), in brown gilt and stamped leather binding, with flap


text panel: 9.2 by 6cm.

leaf: 14.1 by 9.6cm.

Condition Report

The margins are clean, very minor stains and rubbing, the colors crisp and bright, as viewed.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

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Cataloguing

Provenance

Christie’s London, 16 October 1980, lot 20.

Literature

N. Safwat, A Collector’s Eye. Islamic calligraphy in Qur’ans and other manuscripts, London 2010, no.74, pp.278-281.

Catalogue Note

A later inscription at the beginning of the manuscript was written by a Turkish mother recording the engagement and later marriage of her daughter Bari’a on 14 August 1927. This volume of prayers includes suggested prayers and reading to complete before the Dala’il al-khayrat, the Beautiful Names of God and the attributes of The Prophet.

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