Islamic Prayer Book Persian 1740 (1)

Catalog Number 2183
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This is a leaf from a very imposing prayer book clearly scripted for an important personage, India, circa 1740, on paper (235x143 mm.). There are seven lines naskh script in black ink and an interlinear commentary in red nasta'liq is between verses. The style is typically Indian with a profusion of gold, and including 'clouds' and gold lines in-between script. The particular distinction of this work is the delicate meandering vine in gold round each page, a treatment reserved for the finest manuscripts. Verso: seven lines naskh script in black ink. Condition of this leaf is fine [F].

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