Eleven large Qur'an leaves probably Persia, 14th Century(11)
Lot 3
Eleven large Qur'an leaves probably Persia, 14th Century(11)
Sold for £2,400 (US$ 3,755) inc. premium

Lot Details
Eleven large Qur'an leaves
probably Persia, 14th Century
Arabic manuscript on cream-coloured paper, 14 lines to the page written in muhaqqaq script in black ink with diacritics in red and black, gold discs decorated with blue dots between verses, three sura headings written in thuluth script in blue, illuminated devices incorporating the words khams (fifth) and ashar (tenth) in margins, some words smudged, edges frayed, some crude repairs, discoloration, loose
481 x 315 mm.(11)

Footnotes

  • Text:
    sura XXIV, al-Nur, Light, part of verse 63-64 (end).
    sura XXV, al-Furqan, The Criterion, verse 1-77 (whole sura).
    sura XXVI, al-Shu'araa, The Poets, verses 1-227 (whole sura).
    sura XXVII, al-Naml, The Ants, verse 1-part of verse 92.

    Other leaves from the same manuscript were sold in these rooms, Bonhams, Islamic and Indian Art, 2nd April 2009, lot 4, and 8th October 2009, lot 17.
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