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Lot 100
An illuminated Qur’an
China, 17th/18th Century

Sold for £ 1,195 (US$ 1,594) inc. premium
An illuminated Qur’an
China, 17th/18th Century
Arabic manuscript on cream coloured paper, 301 leaves, 15 lines of text to the page, copied in bold Sini style naskhi script within ruled borders, decorated in Islamic Chinese style, with illuminated frontispiece of geometrical and floral designs in gold with highlights in red and blue, the central rectangles bearing the text of al-Fatihah and the beginning of surat al-Baqarah, with about forty illuminated marginal ornaments, mostly variable designs of the pomegranate, illuminated in gold and colours, sura headings in red thuluth script, browned, waterstaining mostly restricted to outer margins, the original brown leather binding decorated with a large medallion blind-tooled with the text of the Basmalah in stylised Chinese calligraphy
165 x 100 mm.
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