An illuminated prayer scroll written in thuluth and ghubari scripts Qajar Persia, dated AH 1267/AD 1850-51(2)

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Lot 12R
An illuminated prayer scroll written in thuluth and ghubari scripts
Qajar Persia, dated AH 1267/AD 1850-51
(2)

£ 2,000 - 3,000
US$ 2,600 - 3,900
An illuminated prayer scroll written in thuluth and ghubari scripts
Qajar Persia, dated AH 1267/AD 1850-51
Arabic manuscript on paper, one illuminated headpiece (damaged with some fragmentary remnants) in blue, red, green and gold, inner panels written in ghubari script in black, red and green, comprising text from the Qur'an and various prayers including the nada 'Ali quatrain and the call to God to bless the Fourteen Innocents, inner margins ruled in blue and gold, some damage with loss of some illumination at beginning and end of text, creased, with a contemporary cylindrical leather carrying-case with strap
4m. 28 cm. x 120 mm.(2)

Footnotes

  • For a similar example in the Khalili Collection, see S. Vernoit, Occidentalism, London 1997, pp. 46-47, no. 23. For further reading on ghubari script, see N. F. Safwat, The Art of the Pen: Calligraphy of the 14th to 20th Centuries, London 1996, p. 184.
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An illuminated prayer scroll written in thuluth and ghubari scripts Qajar Persia, dated AH 1267/AD 1850-51(2)
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