Islamic Art October 2019
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Lot 425 - An Islamic Ottoman Talismanic shirt


A shirt (jama) covered with text written in Naskh and Thuluth scripts, in assorted colors, arranged in numerous panels, roundels, cartouches, cypress tree forms.
The inscriptions include quotations from the Quran, invocations to God, attributes of God and prayers. They are written in Naskh and Thuluth of different sizes in different shapes, patterns, mirrored form and reserved against text and in colors of black, red, green, blue and gold.
To the centre of the chest area two flower shaped panels enclosing Al-Nāss ( الناس‎, ,Mankind) sura al-Falaq (الفلق‎, "Dawn, Daybreak"), further stylized with the names of Allah the front and the back with gilt large heads of chrysanthemums.

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Reference: 300-927
Auction start time: 13 October 2019 11:00 am GMT+2


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