Two bifolia, and one single leaf, from manuscripts of the Qur'an Persia, Shiraz, late 16th Century(3)
Lot 8
Two bifolia, and one single leaf, from manuscripts of the Qur'an Persia, Shiraz, late 16th Century(3)
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,400 - 5,000
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Two bifolia, and one single leaf, from manuscripts of the Qur'an Persia, Shiraz, late 16th Century(3) Two bifolia, and one single leaf, from manuscripts of the Qur'an Persia, Shiraz, late 16th Century(3) Two bifolia, and one single leaf, from manuscripts of the Qur'an Persia, Shiraz, late 16th Century(3) Two bifolia, and one single leaf, from manuscripts of the Qur'an Persia, Shiraz, late 16th Century(3)
Lot Details
Two bifolia, and one single leaf, from manuscripts of the Qur'an
Persia, Shiraz, late 16th Century
Arabic manuscript on paper, two bifolia, 10 lines to the page written in large naskhi script in black ink with diacritics in black and red ink, text interspersed with gold discs decorated with blue dots, illuminated circular devices in wide margins, inner margins ruled in colours and gold, some smudging to text, in mounts, single leaf 341 x 229 mm.; and a single leaf from a different manuscript of the Qur'an, Persia, Shiraz, late 16th Century, Arabic manuscript on paper, 14 lines to the page written in naskhi script in black ink with diacritics in black ink, text interspersed with gold discs decorated with blue dots, illuminated circular devices in wide margins, inner margins ruled in colours and gold, in mount
251 x 210 mm.(3)

Footnotes

  • Text:
    A. (first bifolium): sura XI, Hud, The Prophet Hud, part of verse 16; part of verse 40.
    B. (second bifolium): sura XXV, al-Furqan, The Criterion, part of verse 30; part of verse 65.
    C. (single leaf): sura XII, Yusuf, Joseph, part of verse 23-part of verse 43.

    Other leaves from the same dispersed Qur'an in the present lot (the two bifolia) have appeared in these rooms on a number of occasions: Bonhams, Islamic and Indian Art, 14th October 2004, lot 23, nine leaves; 28th April 2005, lot 28, thirty-two leaves; 12th October 2005, lot 30, thirty-seven leaves; 19th April 2007, lot 14, fifty-one leaves; 25th October 2007, lot 21, 107 leaves; 7th October 2010, lot 11, eight leaves.
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