A Qur'an leaf in bihari script Sultanate India, 15th/16th Century(3)
Lot 1
A Qur'an leaf in bihari script Sultanate India, 15th/16th Century(3)
£800 - 1,200
US$ 1,300 - 2,000
Lot Details
A Qur'an leaf in bihari script
Sultanate India, 15th/16th Century
Arabic manuscript on paper, 10 lines to the page written in clear bihari script with diacritics and vowel points in black ink, gold rosettes decorated with blue and red dots between verses, inner margins ruled in blue and red, waterstaining restricted to upper outer margin, in mount, 293 x 212 mm.; a small Qur'an leaf in bihari script, Sultanate India, late 15th Century, Sura XXIII, al-Mu'minun, part of verse 18-part of 29, Arabic manuscript on paper, 15 lines to the page written in small bihari script with diacritics and vowel points in black, the word Allah picked out in gold throughout, gold florets decorated with blue dots between verses, inner and outer margins ruled in red and blue, slight discoloration, waterstaining restricted to upper margin, in mount, 138 x 107 mm.; a small Qur'an leaf in Eastern kufic script, Eastern Persia, 12th Century, Sura XVI, al-Nahl, part of verse 62-part 63, Arabic manuscript on paper, 5 lines to the page written in Eastern kufic script in black ink with vowel points and diacritics in green and red, stylised ha as verse-markers, some dampstaining
140 x 96 mm.(3)
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