An illuminated book of prayers and sayings of the Prophet (Hadith) Qajar Persia, first half of the 19th Century
Lot 39
An illuminated book of prayers and sayings of the Prophet (Hadith) Qajar Persia, first half of the 19th Century
Sold for £360 (US$ 563) inc. premium

Lot Details
An illuminated book of prayers and sayings of the Prophet (Hadith)
Qajar Persia, first half of the 19th Century
Arabic manuscript on paper, 171 leaves, 11 lines to the page written in clear naskhi script in black ink, catchwords, inner and outer margins ruled in gold, headings written in thuluth script in gold, the word Du'a ('prayer') picked out in gold, one illuminated headpiece in colours and gold, folios 1b-2a with interlinear and border decoration in gold, loose, some areas of text smudged, floral lacquer binding with covers decorated with apple blossom branches and wild pink roses on black ground, some flaking, doublures of light brown morocco
125 x 80 mm.
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