A large hilyeh (the attributes of the Prophet Muhammad), and a hadith of the Prophet, signed by Muhammad Zuhdi and Mustafa Fahim Ottoman Turkey, dated AH 1285/AD 1868-69

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A large hilyeh (the attributes of the Prophet Muhammad), and a hadith of the Prophet, signed by Muhammad Zuhdi and Mustafa Fahim
Ottoman Turkey, dated AH 1285/AD 1868-69

Sold for £ 6,937 (US$ 8,315) inc. premium
A large hilyeh (the attributes of the Prophet Muhammad), and a hadith of the Prophet, signed by Muhammad Zuhdi and Mustafa Fahim
Ottoman Turkey, dated AH 1285/AD 1868-69
Arabic manuscript on paper, the text comprising the bismillah in bold large thuluth script in black ink, below this the hilyeh of the Prophet written in naskhi script within a roundel, this bordered by the names of the Four Rightly-Guided Caliphs, all on a blue ground and flanked by two panels containing stylised floral medallions, below this a second line of large thuluth, and in the lowest register a central panel of text written in five lines of naskhi script, flanked by two pairs of diamond-shaped panels containing the details of the scribes, outer border of stylised floral motifs on a blue ground, in a modern 'Moorish'-style frame
525 x 380 mm.; frame 79.5 x 65 cm.

Footnotes

  • The composition is signed by Muhammad Zuhdi, except for the saying of the Prophet written in a rectangular panel below the hilyeh, which is signed by Mustafa Fahim and witnessed by the late Muhammad 'Aouni.
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