A rare calligraphic composition in gold on a large natural leaf incorporating the hilyeh, the physical attributes of the Prophet Muhammad, signed by Muhammad Helmi, a pupil of Mustafa Izzet Effendi, known as Rais al-'Ulama'
Ottoman Turkey, dated AH 1312/AD 1894
Arabic and Ottoman Turkish composition applied on to a natural leaf in gold, text of the physical attributes written in 14 lines of naskhi script contained within an oval medallion surmounted by the bismallah, the names of the four Pious Caliphs written within wreaths connected by swags in a European rococo style, mounted on dark green archival velvet, framed
leaf 364 x 197 mm.
Islamic and Oriental Art
Islamic and Indian Art
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