Auction 119, Lot 881

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

Subject: Illuminated 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. 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

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $170

Closed on 5/9/2007