"[Lot of 3 - Islamic Prayer Leaves]", Jami, Abu Bakr
Subject: Illuminated Manuscripts
Period: 1880 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
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.
A little marginal soil, still very good.