Eight Qur'an leaves written in maghribi script on vellum (sura XVI, al-Nahl, The Bee, verse 57-verse 28 (end of sura); sura XVII, al-Isra' or Bani Isra'il, The Children of Israel, verse 1-part of verse 23) Andalusia or North Africa, 13th/14th Century(4)
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Eight Qur'an leaves written in maghribi script on vellum (sura XVI, al-Nahl, The Bee, verse 57-verse 128 (end of sura); sura XVII, al-Isra' or Bani Isra'il, The Children of Israel, verse 1-part of verse 23) Andalusia or North Africa, 13th/14th Century(4)
Sold for £3,600 (US$ 6,050) inc. premium
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Eight Qur'an leaves written in maghribi script on vellum (sura XVI, al-Nahl, The Bee, verse 57-verse 128 (end of sura); sura XVII, al-Isra' or Bani Isra'il, The Children of Israel, verse 1-part of verse 23)
Andalusia or North Africa, 13th/14th Century
Arabic manuscript on vellum, eight leaves in four conjoined pairs, 13 lines to the page written in maghribi script in brown ink with vowel points and diacritics in blue and red, orange dots added later, verse-markers in the shape of three gold circles contained within a pyramid, every fifth verse indicated by an inverted ha and every tenth verse indicated by a gold roundel decorated with blue and red dots, illuminated circular devices incorporating the words ashar and khams in kufic in white, sura heading written in kufic in gold, slight soiling otherwise in good condition
205 x 194 mm.(4)
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