A coloured diagram of al-Ka'aba, Mecca India, 18th Century

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Lot 44
A coloured diagram of al-Ka'aba, Mecca
India, 18th Century

Sold for £ 5,760 (US$ 7,213) inc. premium
A coloured diagram of al-Ka'aba, Mecca
India, 18th Century
ink drawing with the use of colour on paper, captions written in naskhi script in black ink, framed
300 x 210 mm.

Footnotes

  • This diagram was probably made as a guide to pilgrims embarking on the Hajj from India. It is possible that it is a leaf from a manuscript of Muhyi al-Din Lari's Kitab Futuh al-Haramayn (early 16th Century), a poetic account of the Hajj and Haramayn, written for the Shah of Gujarat. Compare a diagram from an 18th Century manuscript of this text, Christie's, Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, 17th April 2007, lot 163.
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