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Auction 125, Lot 898

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

Subject: Manuscripts

Period: 1780 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

3 x 6 inches
7.6 x 15.2 cm

Fabulous pair 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.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/24/2008