Lot n° 115
4000 - 6000
Livre de prières : Dalâ'il al-Khayrat de Jazuli, signé et daté
By Ahmad bin Muhammad, Turkey, Ottoman art, 1158H./1738-39
Text in Arabic, in naskhi, in black and red ink, 10 lines per page, in gilt-framed registers, bordered by oblique lines of text, in compartments drawn in gold, 121 calligraphied ff. and 2 blank ff., folios 117-121, in a different hand, the calligrapher's name and date, in full, inscribed on folio 117r. The first folio and folio 19v decorated with gold and polychrome illuminated pediments, decorated with a poly-lobed dome with a background of floral scrolls and tchi clouds. Folios 18v and 19r illustrate Mecca and Medina. Several illuminated cartouches containing chapter titles. Dark brown morocco flap cover.
Manuscript size : 16.5 x 11.5 cm ; Written surface size : 14.5 x 9 cm
The calligrapher Ahmad ibn Muhammad was a student of Huseyn Effendi. Probably: Huseyn Hamdi Effendi, calligrapher of the Ottoman court, disciple of Isma'il Zuhdi Effendi and brother of Mustafa Rakim Effendi.
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