Auction 121, Lot 837

"[Lot of 3 - Islamic Prayer Leaves]", Jami, Abu Bakr

Subject: Illuminated Manuscripts

Period: 1880 (circa)

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Color: Hand Color

Size:
3 x 6 inches
7.6 x 15.2 cm

Fabulous trio of brilliantly gilt leaves written by the scribe Abu Bakr Jami in Isfahan. The Arabic text contains prayers related to the Koran, with beautiful, flame-like devices at top. 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.

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Condition: A

A little marginal soil, still very good.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/26/2007

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