An illuminated Qur'an with the text arranged on each page with a word beginning with alef, except for the first lines Ottoman Turkey, 18th Century
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An illuminated Qur'an with the text arranged on each page with a word beginning with alef, except for the first lines Ottoman Turkey, 18th Century
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An illuminated Qur'an with the text arranged on each page with a word beginning with alef, except for the first lines Ottoman Turkey, 18th Century
Lot Details
An illuminated Qur'an with the text arranged on each page with a word beginning with alef, except for the first lines
Ottoman Turkey, 18th Century
Arabic manuscript on paper, 30 leaves, missing text before sura Hud, Dukhkhau and Jin, 41 lines to the page written in minute naskhi script in black with diacritics and vowel points in black, gold dots between verses, inner margins ruled in gold, catchwords, occasional illuminated devices in outer borders, sura headings written in red ink, outer borders of folios 1v-2r richly decorated with intertwining stylised serrated leaves and floral motifs in colours and gold on a gold ground, some creasing, some gatherings detached, contemporary red morocco with stamped central medallions and cornerpieces of gilt leather onlay decorated with Chinese cloudbands and vegetal motifs, outer borders tooled with a repetitive European motif in gold, doublures of marbled paper, with flap with similar designs as outer covers, covers loose
297 x 193 mm.
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