A FINE ILLUMINATED OTTOMAN PRAYER BOOK, SIGNED BY YAHYA FAHREDDIN,TURKEY, DATED 1140 AH/1727 AD AND 1162 AH/1748 AD

Illuminated Ottoman prayer book, signed by Yahya Fahreddin, 1140 AD and 1162 AD.

Egypt. 14th century. 41 x 31.8 cm. Muhaqqaq and thuluth scripts. Courtesy of the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Folio from a Koran - Egypt. Muhaqqaq and thuluth scripts. Courtesy of the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Illuminated Qura'n Leaf - Yemen or Persia, Mamluk or Ilkhanid, 13th-14th century

Illuminated Qura'n Leaf - Yemen or Persia, Mamluk or Ilkhanid, century

A BOOK OF PRAYERS, SIGNED BY AHMAD AL-NAYRIZI, PERSIA, SAFAVID, DATED 1112 AH/1700 AD

A BOOK OF PRAYERS, SIGNED BY AHMAD AL-NAYRIZI, PERSIA, SAFAVID, DATED 1112 AH/1700 AD

A LARGE ILLUMINATED QUR'AN LEAF, YEMEN OR PERSIA, MAMLUK OR ILKHANID, 13TH-14TH CENTURY

A LARGE ILLUMINATED QUR'AN LEAF, YEMEN OR PERSIA, MAMLUK OR ILKHANID, 13TH-14TH CENTURY

1/2 Surat 19 Maryam (Mary - the Mother of Jesus) with verses here beging in mid-81 to the end(with verse 98). An entire chapter is devoted to Mary and begins with story of Zakariah & birth of his son, John (who becomes The Baptist - the one who heralds the coming of Jesus). Verse 97: "So we have made it easy, in your own language [reveled this time in Arabic] for you to give good news to the conscientious people thereby." (T Cleary trans.) Then Heading for Surat 20 TaHa: at right.  (A…

1/2 Surat 19 Maryam (Mary - the Mother of Jesus) with verses here beging in mid-81 to the end(with verse 98). An entire chapter is devoted to Mary and begins with story of Zakariah & birth of his son, John (who becomes The Baptist - the one who heralds the coming of Jesus). Verse 97: "So we have made it easy, in your own language [reveled this time in Arabic] for you to give good news to the conscientious people thereby." (T Cleary trans.) Then Heading for Surat 20 TaHa: at right. (A…

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