Islamic Art Auction - June 4 - 2020
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Lot 106 - AN OTTOMAN HILYA, SIGNED ABD'ULLAH AL-TUFFIGH IN ARABIC, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER, TURKEY, DATED 1220 AH/1805-6 AD

Lot nr: 106
Reference: 300-1298 (€ 4.000 - € 6.000)

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.
36 by 20 cm.

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Reference: 300-1298
Lot nr: 106
Estimate: € 4.000 - € 6.000
Starting bid: € 3.600
Auction start time: 4 June 2020 10:00 am GMT+2
Phone and written bids accepted till: 4 June 2020 09:00 am GMT+2




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