A journey to search my soul

This is a blog of my personal collections. The purpose of this blog is to educate myself and public in regards to antiquities especially related to religion and calligraphy. I welcome everyone to input their feedback in this blog which they think would be helpful. I do not watermark the photos in this blog so everyone is free to use them as long as they are not used for illegal and unethical reasons. I appreciate if you could notify me if you plan to use any of the photos here. Enjoy browsing!!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Ancient Manuscript Review 57 : Antique Malay Arabic Manuscript ( 1294CE))

This is a beautifully written manuscript about Islamic Jurisprudence originated from South East Asia. Its believed to have been written in 19th century. It's undated however there is one leaf with prayer and date 12 Jamadil Awal 1294 which equivalent to 26 May 1877 CE. The paper used is Daluang type, a popular paper making process in Indonesia.
I acquired this manuscript from a friend in Indonesia quite a while ago.

Manuscript Specs

Item : Antique Malay Arabic Manuscript
Content : Islamic Feqh
Dim : 9.5" x 7.5" x 0.5"
Date :  1294 AH ( 1877 CE)
Copyist : anonymous
Origin : South East Asia
Calligraphy : Malay ?
Design : Written in Malay scripts in red & black with explanation in Arabic language
Purchased Price :US

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