An illuminated Qur'an copied by the scribe Mustafa al-Hafiz Rushdi Ottoman Turkey, dated Rabi' al-Awwal 1228/...1813-14
Lot 261
An illuminated Qur'an copied by the scribe Mustafa al-Hafiz Rushdi Ottoman Turkey, dated Rabi' al-Awwal 1228/March 1813
Sold for £5,000 (US$ 8,101) inc. premium

Lot Details
An illuminated Qur'an copied by the scribe Mustafa al-Hafiz Rushdi
Ottoman Turkey, dated Rabi' al-Awwal 1228/March 1813
Arabic manuscript on paper, 304 leaves, 15 lines to the page written in clear naskhi script in black ink with diacritics and vowel points in black, gold roundels decorated with blue and red dots between verses, inner margins ruled in red and gold, catchwords, 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, colophon contained within an illuminated panel, one gathering detached, rather browned, edges frayed, contemporary dark morocco with stamped central medallions and cornerpieces decorated with intertwining floral motifs painted in gold, doublures of red morocco, rebacked, with flap
179 x 115 mm.

Footnotes

  • The colophon states that this Qur'an manuscript was the first that the scribe, Mustafa Rushdi, has copied.
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