Lot 42 (Islamic & Indian Art, 22nd April 2020)
A PRAYER BOOK IN SAFINA FORMAT
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
Iran, dated 1192 AH (1778)
Arabic manuscript on paper, in elegant naskh script in black ink, 238ff. plus one fly-leaf, each folio with 10ll., following the morning prayers the opening bifolio finely illuminated in gold and polychromes, the text in gold cloudbands, catchwords, in gold and black ruling, with interlinear Persian translation in red ink, chapter headings in gold thuluth script, the ownership notes with the date 1226 AH (1811), Mohammad Ali bin Mahmood Al-Gorgani 1325 AH (1907), the final page inscribed by Mohammad Hashim bin Mohammad Salih Al-Lo’lo’I Al-Isfahani, Thursday 5 Zil Hajj 1192 AH (25 December 1778), in soft light brown calf binding, the text panel 7.5cm x 3.5cm., the folio 11.9cm x 6cm.
Sold for £1,125