Eight leaves from a Qur'an Persia, probably Shiraz, late 16th Century
Lot 11
Eight leaves from a Qur'an Persia, probably Shiraz, late 16th Century
Sold for £1,200 (US$ 1,944) inc. premium

Lot Details
Eight leaves from a Qur'an
Persia, probably Shiraz, late 16th Century
Arabic manuscript on paper, 8 leaves, 10 lines to the page written in large naskhi script in black ink, with diacritics in black and red ink, text interspersed with gold discs decorated with blue dots, illuminated circular devices in wide margins, inner margins ruled in colours and gold, some smudging to text, loose in folder
343 x 230 mm.

Footnotes

  • Other leaves from the same dispersed Qur'an were sold in these rooms on a number of occasions: 14th October 2004, lot 23, nine leaves; 28th April 2005, lot 28, thirty-two leaves; 12th October 2005, lot 30, thirty-seven leaves; 19th April 2007, lot 14, fifty-one leaves; 25th October 2007, lot 21, 107 leaves.
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