A Qajar qur'an dated 1242 and signed
Lot 29
An illuminated Qur'an copied by Ibn Muhammad Mehdi Kirmani Muhammad 'Ali Qajar Persia, dated AH 1244/AD AD 1828-29
Sold for £2,500 (US$ 4,012) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Qajar qur'an dated 1242 and signed
An illuminated Qur'an copied by Ibn Muhammad Mehdi Kirmani Muhammad 'Ali
Qajar Persia, dated AH 1244/AD AD 1828-29
Arabic manuscript on thin paper, 217 leaves, 14 lines to the page written in naskhi script in black ink with diacritics and vowel points in black, interlinear Persian translation written in minute shikasteh script in red ink, gold dots between verses, inner margins ruled in gold, catchwords, occasional Persian commentaries written diagonally in outer borders, sura headings written in thuluth script in red ink within blank panels, one illuminated frontispiece in colours and gold, this preceded by two double pages, the first pair containing two illuminated medallions, followed by the opening prayers and the index, creased, a few repairs not affecting text, later floral lacquer binding, covers decorated with floral sprays including wild Persian roses and prunus blossoms on a red ground, doublures decorated with narcissi, rebacked
210 x 140 mm.
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