An illuminated Qur'an copied by al-Hajj Hasan Reza, a preacher at as-Selimiyyah Mosque and a follower of Ibrahim Shauqi
Ottoman Turkey, probably Edirne, dated AH 1282/AD 1865-66
Arabic manuscript on cream-coloured paper, 333 leaves, 14 lines to the page written in naskhi script in black ink with diacritics and vowel points in black, gold discs decorated with alternating blue and red dots between verses, inner margins ruled in red, black and gold, catchwords, illuminated devices in outer margins, sura headings written in thuluth script in white within cartouches flanked by coloured vegetal motifs on a gold ground, one double-page illuminated frontispiece and finispiece in colours and gold, edges frayed, some tears restricted to outer borders, brown morocco tooled in gold, worn, with flap, spine repaired
197 x 118 mm.
Islamic and Oriental Art
Islamic and Indian Art
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