An illuminated Qur'an copied by the scribe Isma'il al-Rasmi bin Muhammad al-Anyawi, a pupil of al-Zuhdi Ottoman Turkey, dated AH 1209/AD 1794-95
Lot 260
An illuminated Qur'an copied by the scribe Isma'il al-Rasmi bin Muhammad al-Anyawi, a pupil of al-Zuhdi Ottoman Turkey, dated AH 1209/AD 1794-95
£4,000 - 6,000
US$ 6,700 - 10,000
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An illuminated Qur'an copied by the scribe Isma'il al-Rasmi bin Muhammad al-Anyawi, a pupil of al-Zuhdi
Ottoman Turkey, dated AH 1209/AD 1794-95
Arabic manuscript on paper, 300 leaves, 15 lines to the page written in clear naskhi script in black ink with diacritics and vowel points in red and black, gold roundels decorated with red and blue dots between verses, inner margins ruled in red, black and gold, catchwords, occasional illuminated devices in wide outer margins, sura headings written in thuluth script in white within illuminated rectangular panels, double-page illuminated frontispiece in colours and gold, corners rather thumbed, slight staining, contemporary dark brown morocco with stamped central medallions and cornerpieces decorated with intertwining floral motifs painted with gold, repaired and rebacked, doublures and flyleaves of marbled paper, with flap
158 x 95 mm.
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