Sufi prayer book of the Mevlevi order, Ottoman... - Lot 137 - Ader

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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. Provenance: 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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