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[ISLAMIC ALMANAC].

An Ottoman Ruznama,

for the year 1278 AH, copied by Salih Rashdi bin Mustafa al-Anqharwi.

Stock Code
104889
Ottoman Turkey, 1278
£1,500

Ruznama calendars were often small in size and portable, for daily use and lightweight for carrying on one's person. They were predominantly produced in the Ottoman regions from the seventeenth century onwards, and provided the reader with tables containing the times of prayer, lengths of the days and nights, times of sunrise and sunset and times when the sun was in the direction of Mecca. By the second half of the nineteenth century technological advances in lithography in the region meant that such scrolls could be printed and reproduced in mass quantities, thus manuscript copies of these ruznama scrolls from this period are uncommon.

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Description

Single scroll formed of 3 membranes, illuminated manuscript on paper, in Ottoman Turkish, complete, circa 1300 by 90 mm; composite panels containing the prayer times and calendar of prayers for the year 1278, with some manuscript additions and commentaries in a contemporary hand to the margins in an informal cursive script, colophon and prayers at the end signed with the name and date of the scribe, some light surface soiling, overall bright and attractive condition; scroll mounted to a wooden spindle at the foot, limp leather panel to top of scroll forming a protective outer shell, present with contemporary woven ribbon-tie.

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