Four large Qur'an leaves in gold and black muhaqqaq script Persia, probably Shiraz, circa 1525-50(4)
Lot 7
Four large Qur'an leaves in gold and black muhaqqaq script Persia, probably Shiraz, circa 1525-50(4)
Sold for £2,500 (US$ 4,047) inc. premium

Lot Details
Four large Qur'an leaves in gold and black muhaqqaq script
Persia, probably Shiraz, circa 1525-50
Arabic manuscript on cream-coloured paper, two leaves intact, two leaves with detached elements and some losses, 12 lines to the page, each line written in elegant muhaqqaq script in alternating gold and black with panels of alternating light green and brown, diacritics and vowel points in black, text interspersed with illuminated florets, margins ruled in colours and gold, illuminated devices in wide margins, all four leaves with a sura heading written in naskhi script in white on a gold ground amidst floral motifs and within a panel illuminated in colours and gold, worming mostly confined to outer margins, some losses to corners, short tears to edges, repairs and losses, two fragmentary leaves with the text area partially or wholly detached
435 x 293 mm.(4)

Footnotes

  • Text:
    Two intact leaves: sura XLIV, al-Dukhan, Smoke or Mist, part of verse 23-verse 59 (last verse); and the heading only of sura XLV, al-Jathiya and the bismallah.

    Fragmentary leaves: elements of suras XCI, as Shams, XCII, al Layl, XC, al-Balad, CI, al-Qari'a, CII, al-Takathur, CIII, al-'Asr, CIV, al-Hamza, CV, al-Fil.

    See note to previous lot.
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