An illuminated Qur'an section (Juz 29??), copied by Nur-ad-Din Muhammad Kamal MANIJEH Timurid Persia, probably Shiraz, dated AH 813/AD 1410-11
Lot 3
An illuminated Qur'an section (Juz), copied by Nur-ad-Din Muhammad Kamal Injuid Persia, probably Shiraz, late 14th Century
£8,000 - 12,000
US$ 13,000 - 20,000

Lot Details
An illuminated Qur'an section (Juz 29??), copied by Nur-ad-Din Muhammad Kamal MANIJEH Timurid Persia, probably Shiraz, dated AH 813/AD 1410-11
An illuminated Qur'an section (Juz), copied by Nur-ad-Din Muhammad Kamal
Injuid Persia, probably Shiraz, late 14th Century
Arabic manuscript on thin cream-coloured paper, 18 leaves, 11 lines to the page, the first, sixth and eleventh lines written in bold muhaqqaq script in gold, remainder of text on each page written in smaller naskhi script in black ink with diacritics and vowel points in black, intercolumnar and interlinear rules in gold, gold circular devices decorated with blue and red dots between verses, illuminated circular devices in outer margins, sura headings written in muhaqqaq script in gold within rectangular panels decorated with pink hatching and stylised vegetal motifs in blue, folios 1a-2b with a richly decorated frontispiece in gold, blue and red, dampstaining, creased, skilfully repaired, modern green morocco retaining the older black morocco covers, slightly worn, with flap, green cloth slipcase
305 x 223 mm.

Footnotes

  • The inscription on the first page states that the manuscript was endowed to the Masjid 'Atiq, the Old Mosque, in Shiraz. According to the note, this section together with the other twenty-nine was given as a waqf endowment to the Old Jami' Mosque in Shiraz by Nur al-Din Muhammad, [son of] Kamal (unidentified) in AH 813/AD 1410-11.
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