An illuminated Qur'an Near East, 19th Century

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Lot 41
An illuminated Qur'an
Near East, 19th Century

Sold for £ 1,800 (US$ 2,353) inc. premium
An illuminated Qur'an
Near East, 19th Century
Arabic manuscript on European watermarked paper, 278 leaves, 15 lines to the page written in naskhi script in black ink with diacritics and vowel points in black, red dots between verses, inner margins ruled in red, catchwords in wide margins, sura headings written in naskhi script in red ink, illuminated frontispiece in red, blue and gold, creased, red morocco with stamped central medallions and cornerpieces of onlay paper decorated with floral motifs and serrated leaves, slightly worn, with flap, the colophon states that the manuscript was copied by Muhammad ibn Thaqib al-Tamimi at al-Juhairah in Kuwait, and is dated AH 1228/AD 1813-14
305 x 210 mm.
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