Auction 103, Lot 601

"[Lot of 2 - Illuminated Leaves]", Jami, Abu Bakr

Subject: Manuscripts

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 Abu Bakr Jami in Isfahan. Both have beautiful devices at top. Each line is separated by bands of burnished gold leaf and highlighted in multicolored inks. The Arabic text contains prayers related to the Koran. 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.


Condition: A

Minor soil in margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $90

Closed on 6/11/2003