An incomplete Safavid Qur'an Persia, 18th Century
Lot 36
Fragments from two manuscripts of the Qur'an, with thirty-four illuminated sura headings Persia, circa AH 1155/AD 1743
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,200 - 4,800

Lot Details
Fragments from two manuscripts of the Qur'an, with thirty-four illuminated sura headings
Persia, circa AH 1155/AD 1743
Arabic manuscript on paper, 245 leaves, from two manuscripts of the Qur'an, 11 lines to the page written in elegant naskhi script in black ink, vowel points and diacritics in black, interlinear Persian translation in nasta'liq script in red ink, double intercolumnar rules in gold throughout, verse markers in the shape of alternating green and red leaves, inner margins ruled in colours and gold, catchwords, extensive Persian commentaries written in nasta'liq script in black, sura headings written in thuluth script in red on gold ground within an illuminated panel, loose otherwise in good condition, lacking binding
382 x 245 mm.
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