An illuminated Qur'an Ottoman Turkey, second half of the 16th Century

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Lot 4
An illuminated Qur'an
Ottoman Turkey, second half of the 16th Century

£ 4,000 - 6,000
US$ 5,000 - 7,500
An illuminated Qur'an
Ottoman Turkey, second half of the 16th Century
Arabic manuscript on cream-coloured paper, 301 leaves, last three folios (including one blank) later replacements, 15 lines to the page written in naskhi script in black ink with diacritics and vowel points in red and black, gold dots between verses, inner margins ruled in blue and gold, trimmed with loss of most of the catchwords, sura headings written in thuluth script in gold, one illuminated frontispiece in two shades of gold, blue and some other colours, waterstaining affecting small areas of illumination, some staining and crude repairs, brown morocco gilt with stamped central medallions decorated with floral and vegetal motifs on a gold ground, doublures of red morocco gilt, later flap, rebacked
132 x 92 mm.
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An illuminated Qur'an Ottoman Turkey, second half of the 16th Century
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