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Auktion: Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures
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Bifolium with four calligraphic panels, in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on polished paper [probably Safavid Persia, c. 1730 AD]

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Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £
ca. 2.564 $ - 3.846 $
Zuschlagspreis:  n. a.
Los-Nr. 90, Aufrufe: 10

Bifolium with four calligraphic panels, in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on polished paper [probably Safavid Persia, c. 1730 AD] Single leaf, showing 2 illuminated panels on each side, comprising: (i) two cubes of square kufic (ii) three lines of knotted kufic (iii & iv) each with one line of foliate knotted kufic, all illuminated with polychrome flowers against a gold background, panels ruled in gold and blue, panels (i) & (ii) with spiraling vines heightened in gold decorating borders, total 185 by 160mm. (each panel c.114 by 60mm.); in frame This bifolium contains prayers and verses from the Qur'an in an exceptionally decorative form. The leaf probably contains extracts from a book of Dua, or perhaps a Dala'il al-Khayrat, commissioned for a royal household or patron. Such sophisticated levels of calligraphy are rarely seen in bound volumes as they are considered pieces of art in themselves.

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Auktionshaus: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Titel: Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures
Auktionsdatum: 04.12.2018
Adresse: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
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St James’s
SW1Y 5LU London
Großbritannien und Nordirland
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