Description: Arabic manuscript on white, cream and yellow-dyed paper, laid down on 10 album pages, comprising 19 calligraphic panels in total, each with two lines of large and bold thuluth script, consisting of mufradat (exercises on single and joined letters), the letters of the alphabet arranged according to their abjad value, ending with a prayer, gold leafy sprigs and gold florets set within the text, ruled in colours and gold, outer margins of varying colours flecked with gold, colophon panel with scrolling flowers enveloping the signature, later red leather binding with stencilled gold central cartouches and tooled borders
Dimensions: 30 by 24cm.
Condition Report: In very good overall condition, occasional minor stains and light creases, calligraphy generally bold and illumination bright, as viewed.
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