Al-Jazuli, Dala'il al-Khayrat wa shawariq al-anwar, prayers, copied by Mustafa al-Helimi, a pupil of Mustafa al-Kutahi, with three illuminated illustrations of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, and the tombs of the Prophet and of the Caliphs Abu Bakr and 'Umar Ottoman Turkey, probably Constantinople, dated AH 1204/AD 1789-90
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Al-Jazuli, Dala'il al-Khayrat wa shawariq al-anwar, prayers, copied by Mustafa al-Helimi, a pupil of Mustafa al-Kutahi, with three illuminated illustrations of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, and the tombs of the Prophet and of the Caliphs Abu Bakr and 'Umar Ottoman Turkey, probably Constantinople, dated AH 1204/AD 1789-90
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Al-Jazuli, Dala'il al-Khayrat wa shawariq al-anwar, prayers, copied by Mustafa al-Helimi, a pupil of Mustafa al-Kutahi, with three illuminated illustrations of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, and the tombs of the Prophet and of the Caliphs Abu Bakr and 'Umar Ottoman Turkey, probably Constantinople, dated AH 1204/AD 1789-90 Al-Jazuli, Dala'il al-Khayrat wa shawariq al-anwar, prayers, copied by Mustafa al-Helimi, a pupil of Mustafa al-Kutahi, with three illuminated illustrations of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, and the tombs of the Prophet and of the Caliphs Abu Bakr and 'Umar Ottoman Turkey, probably Constantinople, dated AH 1204/AD 1789-90 Al-Jazuli, Dala'il al-Khayrat wa shawariq al-anwar, prayers, copied by Mustafa al-Helimi, a pupil of Mustafa al-Kutahi, with three illuminated illustrations of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, and the tombs of the Prophet and of the Caliphs Abu Bakr and 'Umar Ottoman Turkey, probably Constantinople, dated AH 1204/AD 1789-90
Lot Details
Al-Jazuli, Dala'il al-Khayrat wa shawariq al-anwar, prayers, copied by Mustafa al-Helimi, a pupil of Mustafa al-Kutahi, with three illuminated illustrations of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, and the tombs of the Prophet and of the Caliphs Abu Bakr and 'Umar
Ottoman Turkey, probably Constantinople, dated AH 1204/AD 1789-90
Arabic manuscript on paper, 125 leaves, 11 lines to the page written in elegant naskhi script in black ink, gold roundels decorated with red and blue dots between verses, inner margins ruled in red and gold, catchwords, explanatory notes written diagonally in outer margins, headings written in thuluth in white within gold cartouches incorporated within illuminated rectangular panels, each of the 201 names of the Prophet incorporated within an illuminated hexagon, and each panel of these resembling a tiled wall, two illuminated headpieces in colours and gold, in good condition, contemporary dark brown morocco with central medallions and cornerpieces decorated with stylised serrated leaves and arabesques in gold on a green ground, doublures and flyleaves of green paper gilt, with flap, in slipcase
130 x 85 mm.

Footnotes

  • The scribe, Mustafa al-Helimi, was the pupil of Mustafa al-Kutahi, better known as Seyhzade. See Sevket Rado, Turk Hattatlari, Istanbul (n.d.), p. 180.
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