Saturday, September 19, 2009
SAD KALIMA (THE HUNDRED SAYINGS OF IMAM 'ALI), SHIRAZ, PERSIA, TIMURID, DATED A.H. 845/A.D.1441 & A.H. 848/A.D. 1444
Arabic manuscript on paper, 38 leaves, 11 lines or fewer to the page, written in naskhi and muhaqqaq scripts in black ink on buff paper, subheadings in gold outlined in black, two illuminated and polychrome headpieces with titles in gold kufic within scrolling floral cartouches, dated twice, in circa 16th century Ottoman gilt-stamped binding.
28 by 18cm.
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