A Qur'an copied and illuminated by Abdul-al-Hay ibn Mahmud in Khan Fu China, dated AH 1000/AD 1591 or later

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Lot 41
A Qur'an copied and illuminated by Abdul-al-Hay ibn Mahmud in Khan Fu
China, dated AH 1000/AD 1591 or later

Sold for £ 10,800 (US$ 13,769) inc. premium
A Qur'an copied and illuminated by Abdul-al-Hay ibn Mahmud in Khan Fu
China, dated AH 1000/AD 1591 or later
Arabic manuscript on paper, 276 leaves, 15 lines to the page written in clear sini script in black ink with diacritics and vowel points in red and black, red roundels between verses, inner margins ruled in red, catchwords in wide margins, sura headings written in red ink, occasional illuminated circular devices and floral sprays in outer borders, 5 double pages of illumination in colours and gold, some crude repairs, edges frayed, contemporary brown morocco with stamped decoration in the Chinese style, worn, creased, doublures of blue and green cotton
165 x 105 mm.
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