"[Illuminated Leaves]", Jami, Abu Bakr
Period: 1880 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
3.2 x 6.2 inches
8.1 x 15.7 cm
Fabulous pair of leaves written by the scribe Sbu Kakr Jami in Isfahan. Both have beautiful devices at top; one has a splendid bismalah on the verso. Each line is separated by bands of burnished gold leaf and highlighted in multicolored inks. The highly polished paper is characteristic of that used for sacred texts. It was made by a separate guild and is sized with albumen and polished with an agate polisher.