Al-Jazuli, Dala'il al-Khayrat, prayers, with two diagrams of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina
India, probably the Deccan, early 19th Century
Arabic manuscript on cream-coloured paper, 146 leaves, 9 lines to the page written in naskhi script in black ink, the word allahhuma picked out in red ink, inner margins ruled in blue and gold, catchwords, one illuminated frontispiece and 8 headpieces in colours and gold with outer border richly decorated with intertwining floral and vegetal motifs in gold, edges frayed and crudely repaired, corners rather thumbed, browned, brown leather gilt, with flap, repaired and rebacked
189 x 107 mm.
Islamic and Oriental Art
Islamic and Indian Art
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