A fragment of a leaf from a large Qur'an partially written in gold in muhaqqaq script Timurid, probably Herat or Samarkand, early 15th Century
Lot 111
A fragment of a leaf from a large Qur'an partially written in gold in muhaqqaq script Timurid, probably Herat or Samarkand, early 15th Century
Sold for £15,000 (US$ 25,212) inc. premium
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A fragment of a leaf from a large Qur'an partially written in gold in muhaqqaq script
Timurid, probably Herat or Samarkand, early 15th Century
Arabic manuscript on paper laid down on card, 5 lines written in muhaqqaq script in alternating gold and black with diacritics and vowel points in gold and black, illuminated roundels between verses, damaged and crudely repaired with loss of small areas of some letters, creased, soiling, trimmed, laid down on later card with marbled borders, in mount
fragment 330 x 226 mm.; card 405 x 253 mm.
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