A very rare antique gold illuminated Ottoman Arabic Manuscript:
Dala’il l-khayrat by al-Jazuli
Copied by master calligrapher Musa al-‘Abidi, a student of the famous calligrapher
Mustafa Kutahi (d. 1787),
signed and dated 1180 H.E. / 1766 C.E.
Condition: missing unknown number of pages at the beginning, damaged, as seen in the pictures.
Why is this manuscript very important?
1. It is a historical evidence that the renowned calligrapher Kutahi had a student named Musa al-‘Abidi.
2. This manuscript is a rare sample of Musa al-‘Abidi’s work.