AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY MEHMED KHULUSI IBN AHMED B. MEHMED, STUDENT OF IMAMZADE ‘ABD AL-RAHIM EFENDI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1213 AH/1798-99 AD
AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY MEHMED KHULUSI IBN AHMED B. MEHMED, STUDENT OF IMAMZADE ‘ABD AL-RAHIM EFENDI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1213 AH/1798-99 AD
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AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY MEHMED KHULUSI IBN AHMED B. MEHMED, STUDENT OF IMAMZADE ‘ABD AL-RAHIM EFENDI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1213 AH/1798-99 AD

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY MEHMED KHULUSI IBN AHMED B. MEHMED, STUDENT OF IMAMZADE ‘ABD AL-RAHIM EFENDI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1213 AH/1798-99 AD

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot Sold:7,500GBP

Lot Details

Description

AN ILLUMINATED COLLECTION OF PRAYERS, INCLUDING DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT, COPIED BY MEHMED KHULUSI IBN AHMED B. MEHMED, STUDENT OF IMAMZADE ‘ABD AL-RAHIM EFENDI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1213 AH/1798-99 AD


Arabic manuscript on white watermarked paper, 98 leaves plus 2 fly-leaves, 11 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink, ruled in gold, red and blue, verses separated by polychrome gold dotted roundels, titles in red within gold and polychrome cartouches, f.1b with an illuminated heading (‘unwan) and the text within clouds against a gold ground, f.15a decorated with a flower composition, f.15b and f.16a with illustrations of the minbar of the Prophet and the tombs of the first three Caliphs, in brown gilt and stamped binding, with flap


text panel: 13 by 6.5cm.

leaf: 17.3 by 10.5cm.

Condition Report

The margins are clean, minor smudges and stains, some losses to the illuminations and damages to the binding, as viewed.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Purchased from Makram Zand Irani, The Connoisseur, Antique Books, Maps & Prints, 2123 'P' Street, Washington D.C., second half 20th century (accompanying hand-written description).

Literature

N. Safwat, A Collector’s Eye. Islamic calligraphy in Qur’ans and other manuscripts, London 2010, no.70, pp.266-7.

Catalogue Note

While most of the Ottoman Dala’il al-khayrats have illustrations of Mecca and Medina, this volume is decorated with the minbar of the Prophet and the tombs of the Caliphs, illustrations which are common on North African versions rather than Ottoman ones.

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