An illuminated Qur'an section China, late 17th/18th Century

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Lot 42
An illuminated Qur'an section
China, late 17th/18th Century

£ 1,500 - 2,000
US$ 1,900 - 2,500
An illuminated Qur'an section
China, late 17th/18th Century
Arabic manuscript on cream-coloured paper, 59 leaves, 5 lines to the page written in sini/muhaqqaq script in black ink with diacritics and vowel points in black, gold florets between verses, inner margins ruled in red, catchwords in wide outer borders, sura headings written in thuluth script in gold, two double-pages of fine illumination in colours and gold at beginning and end, discoloration, waterstaining mostly restricted to outer borders, corners rather thumbed, contemporary brown morocco decorated with stamped central medallions, cornerpieces and border panels, edge and spine damaged, with flap, doublures of blue cotton
283 x 202 mm.
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