Lot n° 137
1200 - 1500
Result with fees
: 1 536EUR
Sufi prayer book of the Mevlevi order, Ottoman... - Lot 137 - Ader
Sufi prayer book of the Mevlevi order, Ottoman Turkey, signed and dated 1280 H / 1863
Manuscript on paper of fifteen lines of text per page, in naskhi Arabic, in black ink. First double-page illuminated with wide margins decorated with scrolls and floral stems, and a small frontispiece with floral decoration arranged around rolled palmettes supporting a dervish turban. The text punctuated with rosettes and other illuminated floral motifs, different sections separated by golden bands or cartouches inscribed on a golden background. The final colophon is decorated with polychrome flowers on a gilded background, giving the name of the copyist al-Ilhami al-Mevlevi and the date 1280 H / 1863. Under the colophon, later annotations in ink and owner's stamp. Green morocco flap binding with gold-painted decoration of a floral stem, a small fleuron in each spandrel, the back covers covered with blue paper stamped with interlacing.
Dim. binding : 15,2 x 10,8 cm
Mottling, ink and polychromy fading in places, binding partly restored.
Christie's, London, South Kensington, October 9, 2009, lot 406.
An Ottoman Sufi Mevlevi Prayerbook, Turkey, Signed and Dated
Private collection from Paris from 1975 to 2000 - first part (lots 120 to 173).
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