A large illuminated Qur'an, with a double-page frontispiece, copied by Abdallah bin Abdul-Mutalib
Mamluk, probably Egypt or Syria, 14th Century
Arabic manuscript on paper, 277 leaves, 13 lines to the page written in elegant naskhi script in black ink with diacritics and vowel points in black and readers' instructions in red, gold rosettes decorated with blue and red dots between verses, lacking catchwords, sura headings written in thuluth script in gold with diacritics and vowel points in gold, text division markers written in gold in outer margins, one double-page frontispiece with central panels decorated with geometric designs filled with floral and vegetal motifs and serrated leaves in blue, white and gold, cartouches above and below panels incorporating the traditional verses from the Qur'an, trimmed, creased, some staining and crude repairs, modern brown morocco
362 x 245 mm.
Islamic and Oriental Art
Islamic and Indian Art
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