MULLAH MUHAMMAD BAQIR IBN MUHAMMAD TAQI MAJLISI, KITAB ZAD AL-MA'AD ('PROVISIONS FOR THE HEREAFTER'), COPIED BY 'ABD AL-WAHAB, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1250 AH/1834-35 AD
MULLAH MUHAMMAD BAQIR IBN MUHAMMAD TAQI MAJLISI, KITAB ZAD AL-MA'AD ('PROVISIONS FOR THE HEREAFTER'), COPIED BY 'ABD AL-WAHAB, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1250 AH/1834-35 AD
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MULLAH MUHAMMAD BAQIR IBN MUHAMMAD TAQI MAJLISI, KITAB ZAD AL-MA'AD ('PROVISIONS FOR THE HEREAFTER'), COPIED BY 'ABD AL-WAHAB, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1250 AH/1834-35 AD

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

MULLAH MUHAMMAD BAQIR IBN MUHAMMAD TAQI MAJLISI, KITAB ZAD AL-MA'AD ('PROVISIONS FOR THE HEREAFTER'), COPIED BY 'ABD AL-WAHAB, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1250 AH/1834-35 AD

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

MULLAH MUHAMMAD BAQIR IBN MUHAMMAD TAQI MAJLISI, KITAB ZAD AL-MA'AD ('PROVISIONS FOR THE HEREAFTER'), COPIED BY 'ABD AL-WAHAB, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1250 AH/1834-35 AD


Arabic and Persian on paper, 256 leaves plus 3 fly-leaves, 18 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink, ruled in black and gold, some pages with the Persian translation in red nasta’liq, titles in gold riqa’ outlined in black within a cartouche, in lacquer binding decorated with flowers


text panel: 15 by 8.5cm.

leaf: 20.1 by 13.5cm.

Condition Report

The margins are clean, various holes, minor stains, the first leaf nearly detached, some quires loose, possibly incomplete, some rubbing and minor restorations, 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

Sold in these rooms, 19 April 1983, lot 159.

Literature

N. Safwat, A Collector’s Eye. Islamic calligraphy in Qur’ans and other manuscripts, London 2010, no.55, pp.220-1.

Catalogue Note

Muhammad Baqir ibn Muhammad Taqi Majlisi was born in 1627 and was Shaykh al-Islam during the reign of Shah Sulayman Safavi (r.1666-94). The Zad al-ma’ad is a book of prayers and pious observances for ordinary and special days throughout the year.

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