An illuminated Sufi genealogical scroll apparently tracing the lineage of eminent Naqshabandis back to the Prophet Muhammad
probably Central Asia, late 18th/19th Century
Arabic and Persian manuscript on paper in scroll form, incomplete at end, middle section missing, relevant names contained within roundels in green, red and black, text interspersed with verses from the Qur'an written in a highly stylised thuluth script in colours and gold, added notes in nasta'liq script, inner margins ruled in red and silver, outer borders decorated with overlapping semicircular motifs in green and red, some staining, creased, some tears
4 m. 70 cm. x 255 mm.