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Islamic Art Auction January 2020
Live auction. Open, accepting bids. Number of lots: 153.

Lot 12 - AN OTTOMAN HILYA, SIGNED ABD'ULLAH AL-TUFFIGH IN ARABIC, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER

Lot nr: 12
Reference: 300-1298 (€ 800 - € 1.200)

Single leaf, text panel at the top with the blessing in a single line of black muhaqqaq, then a circular text-block with 10 lines black naskh, 4 circular devices extending outwards from this with the names of the Caliphs, then another single line of muhaqqaq in another text block above the colophon at the bottom of the page, containing another 5 lines black naskh, gilt roundels marking the verses throughout, floral decorations and gilt borders in later colouring, lightly rubbed and scuffed on the surface.
Mounted on thick modern board.
A standard style of Ottoman hilya following the layout popularised by Hafiz Osman, that grew in popularity become the 'classical' form of this devotional ornament.

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Origin
Ottoman-Turkey
Period
Dated 1220 Ah1805-6 AD
Sizes
36.00 cm. H x 20.00 cm. W
14.17 in. H x 7.87 in. W

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Reference: 300-1298
Lot nr: 12
Estimate: € 800 - € 1.200
Starting bid: € 600
Auction start time: 18 January 2020 11:00 am GMT+1
Phone and written bids accepted till: 18 January 2020 10:00 am GMT+1




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