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March 19, 2016 11:00 AMCalender

Two Arabic Calligraphy Manuscripts

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Auction: Asian Works Of Art - 2885BLocation: BostonDate / Time: March 19, 2016 11:00AM


Two Arabic Calligraphy Manuscripts, North Africa or Near East, 12th to 14th century, ink, color, and gold on paper, one composed of seven lines written in bold Maghrebi script, divisions marked with gold florets and circles, the word "Allah" illuminated in gold, 10 x 7 1/2; and a five-line calligraphy written in stylized Kufic script, with red diacritic marks, 8 1/4 x 6 in.

Note: Similar to a larger calligraphy sold at the Stuart Cary Welch Collection Part I, Sotheby's, London, April 6, 2011, Lot 9.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Large losses/holes to pages, toning, water damage and stains, ink on larger calligraphy showing through to reverse.

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Near East, North Africa, London