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