Lot n° 148
2000 - 3000
Dalai'l al-Khayrat (Livre de prières)
North Africa, Morocco, 18th century
Arabic manuscript on paper, 122 ff, 9 ll. per page, in maghribi with polychrome ink, vocalizations in red, accents in blue, vowels in yellow. Illuminated frontispiece. Titles and ends of sections in kufic or smaller maghribi gilt on blue background. Illustrations of Mecca and Medina, preceded by a prayer inscribed in gold in an illuminated almond, ff. 15-19 inscribed with the names of the prophet, separated by rosettes. Bound in red morocco flap with gold stamping. Owner's notes: "Abd al-Rahman bin 'Abd al-Wahhab". Stains and spotting, some tears and restorations.
page : 22 x 15 cm ; text : 15.5 x 10
For a similar manuscript, see: Christie's, Indian and Islamic Works of Art, London, April 30, 2004, lot 282.
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