Al-Sahifa al-Kamila, a collection of prayers including seven prayers to be recited according to the days of the week Persia, late Safavid, late 17th/early 18th Century

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Al-Sahifa al-Kamila, a collection of prayers including seven prayers to be recited according to the days of the week
Persia, late Safavid, late 17th/early 18th Century

£ 4,000 - 6,000
US$ 5,500 - 8,200
Al-Sahifa al-Kamila, a collection of prayers including seven prayers to be recited according to the days of the week
Persia, late Safavid, late 17th/early 18th Century
Arabic and Persian manuscript on paper, 241 leaves, approximately 9 lines to the page written in clear naskhi script in black ink with interlinear Persian translation written in smaller nasta'liq script in red ink, double interlinear rules in gold, inner margins ruled in blue and gold, catchwords, headings of each prayer written in elegant thuluth in gold within a rectangle decorated with fine vegetal scrolling motifs in blue, numerous Persian commentaries written in nasta'liq script in black ink in outer margins, one fine double-page of illumination richly decorated with intertwining floral motifs in gold and some colour, the two pages interleaved with a blank page containing cartouches incorporating a reference in nasta'liq script to the fourth Imam, Zayn al-'Abidin (to whom al-Sahifa al-Kamila is attributed), red morocco, covers richly decorated with central medallions and cornerpieces incorporating intertwining floral motifs in colours and gold, on a red ground decorated with intertwining vegetal motifs in gold, with flap, doublures of green morocco gilt, lower cover detached
173 x 113 mm.

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Al-Sahifa al-Kamila, a collection of prayers including seven prayers to be recited according to the days of the week Persia, late Safavid, late 17th/early 18th Century
Al-Sahifa al-Kamila, a collection of prayers including seven prayers to be recited according to the days of the week Persia, late Safavid, late 17th/early 18th Century
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