A Collection of 17 Qur'anic leaves: (17)
Lot 10
A collection of Qur'an Leaves: (17)
Sold for £960 (US$ 1,540) inc. premium

Lot Details
A collection of Qur'an Leaves:
including Ten leaves from an illuminated Qur'an, Mamluk Egypt or Syria, 15th Century, Arabic manuscript on paper, 5 lines to the page, copied in large gold naskhi script outlined in black with blue diacritics, gold and blue roundels between verses and marginal ornaments, 285 x 195 mm.; Five leaves from an illuminated early Mamluk Qur'an, Egypt or Syria, 13th-14th Century, Arabic manuscript on paper, 7 lines to the page, copied in black naskhi script with full vowels and diacritics, illuminated rosettes between verses and marginal ornaments, 285 x 195 mm.; Two leaves from an illuminated Ottoman Qur'an, Turkey or Syria, 16th-17th Century, Arabic manuscript on paper, 5 lines to the page, copied in large black naskhi script with full vowels and diacritics, illuminated roundels between verses
284 x 196 mm.(17)

Footnotes

  • First ten leaves: extensive waterstaining in both margins and text area.
    Second five leaves: some creasing and browning. Skilful repair to lower margin of one leaf. Generally good condition.
    Two Ottoman leaves: some smudging to text. Minor tears to margins. Some waterstaining to lower edges.
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