An illuminated Qur'an copied by Dhu al-Ghaffar bin Hajji Fatallah Ottoman, provincial, probably Anatolia, dated AH 998/AD 1589-90
Lot 11
An illuminated Qur'an copied by Dhu al-Ghaffar bin Hajji Fatallah Ottoman, provincial, probably Anatolia, dated AH 998/AD 1589-90
£3,000 - 4,000
US$ 5,000 - 6,700
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An illuminated Qur'an copied by Dhu al-Ghaffar bin Hajji Fatallah
Ottoman, provincial, probably Anatolia, dated AH 998/AD 1589-90
Arabic manuscript on paper, 440 leaves, 14 lines to the page written in clear naskhi script in black ink with diacritics and vowel points in red and black, red dots between verses, inner margins ruled in gold, catchwords, explanatory words written in red and blue in wide margins, sura headings in red naskhi script within blank panels, one illuminated frontispiece in colours and gold, crude repairs affecting areas of text, soiled, red morocco gilt, covers decorated with floral sprays in gold, slightly rubbed, with flap
167 x 106 mm.

Footnotes

  • An unusual feature of this manuscript is the explanatory tables at the end of the text.
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