Description: Arabic manuscript on paper, laid down on 9 album pages comprising 16 panels of calligraphy, each with two lines of large thuluth text in black ink above and below two smaller lines of text in black naskh script, the interstices filled with fine gold and polychrome interlacing vines and split-palmettes, green leather binding with tooled rococo medallions enclosing the gilt tughra of Sultan Abdulmecid (r.1839-61), thick foliate gold border with crescent moon motifs
Dimensions: 26.7 by 19.8cm.
Condition Report: In very good overall condition, minor wear to binding, occasional light creasing, illumination bright and ink bold, as viewed.
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