Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures | 06 December 2017

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125

An Illuminated Ottoman Anam-i Sharif , in Arabic

Sold for £3000

Est: £3000–4000

An Illuminated Ottoman Anam-i Sharif , in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on paper [Ottoman Turkey, dated 1260 AH (1844 AD)]

189 leaves, apparently complete, single column, 9 lines of black naskh, surah headings and titles in white against gold banners, 3 illuminated polychrome headings, 42 decorated hilyehs with illuminated calligraphic panels plus an additional 22 illustrations and diagrams of Islamic iconography including depictions of Mecca, Medina, the Prophet's footprint, sandal and armour, opening leaf with 'Allah' calligraphic panel and decorative carpet page to final leaf, all heightened in gold, some colouring additions in a later hand, leaves ruled in gold, gold polychrome roundels marking the verses throughout the text, some oxidization along gilt ruling forming tears (now repaired), occasional offsetting of text and a few spots or stains, 155 by 100mm.; contemporary calf, covers ruled in gold with central painted panels, resewn, rebacked and edges repaired, lightly rubbed

See previous lot for further details of the text.

Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures

Wednesday 06 December 2017, 2.00pm

Bloomsbury London
Bloomsbury House
24 Maddox Street
London
W1S 1PP

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