Auction 127, Lot 833

"[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

Fine 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. Each line is separated by bands of burnished gold leaf. 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: $140 - $180


Closed on 2/25/2009