Auction 130, Lot 843

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

Subject: Illuminated Manuscripts

Period: 1780 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

3 x 6 inches
7.6 x 15.2 cm

Lovely trio of 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 and highlighted in multicolored inks. 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: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/2/2009