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Auction 125, Lot 899

"[Lot of 40 Illuminated Leaves]", Jami, Abu Bakr

Subject: Manuscripts

Period: 1880 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

6.5 x 10.5 inches
16.5 x 26.7 cm

Fabulous lot of brilliant illuminated leaves written by the scribe Abu Bakr Jami in Isfahan. The Arabic text contains Islamic prayers with beautiful headings throughout. 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

There are a few worm holes and tracks in the blank margins.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/24/2008