An illuminated prayer scroll copied by Zayn-al-Abidin bin Mulla 'Ali
Persia, 18th/19th Century
Arabic and Persian manuscript on paper, text written horizontally and diagonally in naskhi script in black ink, inner margins ruled in red, blue, green and gold, headings written in thuluth script in red and blue ink, the names of God written in red within gold cartouches in inner borders, one illuminated headpiece in colours and gold, small tears mostly restricted to outer borders, some defects at beginning resulting in the loss of small areas of text, otherwise in good condition
312 cm. x 90 mm.