Islamic and Indian Art

8 Apr 2014, starting at 10:30 BST with lot 1.

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Fateh Moudarres (Syria, 1922-1999) Untitled

A Qur'an section written in kufic script on vellum (sura II, al-Baqarah, The Heifer, part of verse 224-part of verse 239, continuous text) Near East or North Africa, 9th/ 10th Century

A group of eighteen Qur'an leaves written in maghribi script on vellum, sixteen with continuous text, all from sura XII, Yusuf, Joseph Andalusia or North Africa, 13th Century

A rare miniature Qur'an, copied by Husain ibn 'Ali Khatib Persia, dated AH 637/ AD 1239

A bifolium and three single leaves from an illuminated manuscript of the Qur'an Persia, probably Shiraz, mid-16th Century(4)

An illustrated leaf from a dispersed manuscript of Nizami's Khamsa: the old man revives Layla and Majnun, surrounded by wild animals who had been Majnun's sole companions during his retreat in the desert Persia, commercial Turkman, the original manuscript dated Rajab AH 901/March - April AD 1496

Shah Sulayman Safavi (reg. 1666-94), a portrait laid down on a later gilt-decorated album page signed by Muhammad Hadi Persia, 17th Century, the border dated AH 1171/ AD 1757-58

A Qur'an section (Juz XX, beginning with sura XXVII, al-Naml, The Ants, verse 56) written in gold Ottoman Turkey, 16th Century or later

Isma'il Effendi Ankaravi, Jami' al-Ayat, a commentary on verses (ayat) from the Qur'an and verses (abyat) from Jalal-ad-Din Rumi's Mesnevi, in six books (kitab) Ottoman Turkey, dated 15th Ramadan 1033/ 1st July 1624

Abu 'Abdullah Muhammad bin Suleyman al-Jazuli, Dala'il al-Khayrat wa Shawariq al-Anwar, with two illustrations of the holy places at Mecca and Medina, copied by Muhammad better known as al-Khulusi, ruznamejia (Treasury chief) Ottoman, written at the Treasury (khazinah) in Damascus, dated Rabi' al-Thani Ah / March-April AD 1747-48

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