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To Be Sold With No Reserve A large view of Mecca on a stucco panel signed by Ismai'l Ahmad...

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Lot 270

To Be Sold With No Reserve
A large view of Mecca on a stucco panel signed by Ismai'l Ahmad...

Starting Bid: £160

Estimate: £400 - £600

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Lot 270

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To Be Sold With No Reserve

A large view of Mecca on a stucco panel signed by Ismai'l Ahmad Al-Dimashqi,

Ottoman provinces, dated 1311 AH/1893-4 AD,

Watercolor on stucco heightened with gold, depicting a large roundel enclosing a view of Mecca, central al-Masjid al-Haram with seven minarets, an arched outer wall with small white domes, the four Sunni Maqams, number of Mamluk and Ottoman kiosks, to the front of the mosque the three known entrances; the 'door of al-Salaam, door of the Prophet and door of Ibn Abbas', with two small buildings indicating 'al-Safa and al-Marwa' and in the background of the great mosque are the mountain of Arafat, al-Nour and Qais, the left side of the panel painted with the mosque al-Taneem or Aisha, the boundry of Haram where pilgrims can put on Ihram, and a view of the maqbara or cemetery of al-Baqi, the border with Arabic inscriptions v.96 from the surah Al-Imraan in white on a green painted ground, signed by Ismai'l Ahmad al-Dimashqi in 1311AH,

91 x 56 cm.

 

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