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Auction 117, Lot 864

"[Lot of 2 - Islamic Prayer Leaves]",

Subject: Manuscripts

Period: 1880 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

3 x 6 inches
7.6 x 15.2 cm

Fabulous pair of leaves written by the scribe Sbu Kakr Jami in Isfahan. Both have beautiful, flame-like devices at top and exquisite, intricate Surrah headings. 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

Very good with a little smudged ink on margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $230

Closed on 12/6/2006