Lot 147: AN ILLUMINATED CALLIGRAPHIC MURAQQA', TURKEY, OTTOMAN, CIRCA 1550, WITH LEATHER BINDING, 18TH/19TH CENTURY |
October 19, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Arabic manuscript on paper, comprising 6 leaves and 10 panels of calligraphy, 5 lines to the page, the upper line in large black thuluth script, the lower panel with 4 lines of text in black naskh script, verses separated by gold rosettes, margins ruled in gold, black and red, outer ebru margins, final page with panel signed by Mustafa Dede, red morocco binding with scrolling gilt edging
In generally good overall condition, slight water staining to margins, binding slightly buckled and rubbed, occasional light smudges, calligraphy generally bold, as viewed.
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Dimensions: 23 by 15cm. closed.