BADR AL-DIN ABU NASR FARAHI (D.1242), LAMA’AT AL-BADR, A VERSIFIED COMMENTARY ON THE AL-JAMI’ AL-SAGHIR IN CONCERTINA-FORM, PERSIA, QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY
BADR AL-DIN ABU NASR FARAHI (D.1242), LAMA’AT AL-BADR, A VERSIFIED COMMENTARY ON THE AL-JAMI’ AL-SAGHIR IN CONCERTINA-FORM, PERSIA, QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY
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BADR AL-DIN ABU NASR FARAHI (D.1242), LAMA’AT AL-BADR, A VERSIFIED COMMENTARY ON THE AL-JAMI’ AL-SAGHIR IN CONCERTINA-FORM, PERSIA, QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

BADR AL-DIN ABU NASR FARAHI (D.1242), LAMA’AT AL-BADR, A VERSIFIED COMMENTARY ON THE AL-JAMI’ AL-SAGHIR IN CONCERTINA-FORM, PERSIA, QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

BADR AL-DIN ABU NASR FARAHI (D.1242), LAMA’AT AL-BADR, A VERSIFIED COMMENTARY ON THE AL-JAMI’ AL-SAGHIR IN CONCERTINA-FORM, PERSIA, QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY


Persian manuscript on coloured paper, 21 leaves, written in nasta’liq in black ink, titles in red, within clouds against a gold ground, f.1b with a polychrome and gold heading (’unwan), in light brown stamped and gilt binding


text panel: 15 by 7cm.

leaf: 27.3 by 17.8cm.

Condition Report

The heading with repainting and restorations, some stains, smudges and losses to the text affecting mainly the end of the manuscript, split in two halves, as viewed.


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Literature

N. Safwat, A Collector’s Eye. Islamic calligraphy in Qur’ans and other manuscripts, London 2010, no.58, pp.228-9.

Catalogue Note

We know very little about the life of Badr al-Din Abu Nasr Farahi, who is mainly known for his Nesab al-sebyan, a versified Arabic-Persian vocabulary composed in different meters and which was intended to help children studying Arabic. He also composed the Lama’at al-badr, a versified commentary on the al-Jami’ al-saghir, that he finished in 1220 AD. The al-Jami’ al-saghir is a treatise on jurisprudence written by Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Shaybani in d.805 AD.

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