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Monday, July 18, 2011

Ancient Manuscript Review 05 : Antique Handwritten Malay Prayer Manuscript ( 18th-19th century)

This is a small prayer book written in Arabic and Malay. No title but the content consists of some Quranic verses, teachings on Islamic practices and prayers. Undated but probably late 18th century to early 19th century. Origin from Malaysia or Indonesia. However from the book IlluminationsThe writing Traditions of Indonesia, the first page illumination is very much similar to manuscript written from Aceh ( page 87 - 91).
Manuscript Specs

Item : Prayers Manuscript
Content : Selective prayers
Dim : 5.5" x 4" x 0.25"
Date : 19th century
Copyist : anonymous
Origin : Malaysia/Indonesia
Calligraphy : Malay Script
Design : 9 lines written in Malay script without border
Purchased Price :US

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