One Qur'an bifolium and one Indian Qur'an leaf (2)
Lot 4
A leaf from a Qur'an (sura XI, Hud, part of verse 62 to part of verse 75) Persia, probably Shiraz, late 16th Century(2)
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A leaf from a Qur'an (sura XI, Hud, part of verse 62 to part of verse 75)
Persia, probably Shiraz, late 16th Century
Arabic manuscript on paper, 10 lines to the page written in naskhi script in black ink with diacritics in red and black, gold discs decorated with blue dots marking verses, illuminated circular device in wide margins, margins ruled in colours and gold, some smudging, in mount, waterstaining confined to outer margin, 342 x 225 mm.; and a bifolium from a Qur'an, North India, 19th Century, verses from sura LXXIV, al-Muddathar, 17 lines to the page written in naskhi script in black ink with diacritics and vowel points in black and red, first, ninth and last lines on a gold ground, one sura heading in blue against a gold ground, extensive marginal commentaries, in mount
each leaf 260 x 154 mm.(2)
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