Fri, 29th Oct 2021 14:00

Islamic & Indian Art

 
  Lot 319
 

A MOROCCAN DALA'IL AL-KHAYRAT
Morocco, North Africa, 18th - 19th century

A MOROCCAN DALA'IL AL-KHAYRAT
Morocco, North Africa, 18th - 19th century

Arabic manuscript on paper, 121ff., each folio with 9II. of maghribi script in black, red, orange, and blue ink, the opening folio with elaborate red, gold, and blue illumination and thuluth lettering in gold, diacritic marks in red and blue, phrase markers in yellow, catchwords in red and blue rules, chapter heading in stylised letters in illuminated frames, circular marginal text markers with gold, blue and red floral motifs, diagrams in geometric forms in green, red and gold beneath elegant arches, in a dark red-stamped flapped binding, the text panel 16.3cm x 10cm, the folio 21.5cm x 15.8cm.

Estimated at £3,000 - £5,000


 

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