A Qur'an section, including two illuminated headings of sura XLII, al-Shura, Consultation (also known as 'Ain sin qaf), and sura XLIV, al-Dukkan, Smoke or Mist probably Ottoman Turkey, 15th Century

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A Qur'an section, including two illuminated headings of sura XLII, al-Shura, Consultation (also known as 'Ain sin qaf), and sura XLIV, al-Dukkan, Smoke or Mist
probably Ottoman Turkey, 15th Century

£ 3,000 - 5,000
US$ 3,800 - 6,300
A Qur'an section, including two illuminated headings of sura XLII, al-Shura, Consultation (also known as 'Ain sin qaf), and sura XLIV, al-Dukkan, Smoke or Mist
probably Ottoman Turkey, 15th Century
Arabic manuscript on paper, 19 leaves, not continuous text, misbound, 8 lines to the page, first and eight lines written in large thuluth with remainder of text written in small naskhi script in black ink with diacritics and vowel points in black, text interspersed with gold rosettes, interlinear and intercolumnar rules in gold, sura headings written in elegant thuluth in gold within illuminated rectangular panels decorated with intertwining vegetal motifs, trimmed with loss of outer margins, remargined, waterstaining, crude repairs, some verses and words retraced, later colophon, on different paper, fancifully attributing the manuscript to Yaqut al-Musta'simi, modern brown morocco, some staining
352 x 265 mm.
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A Qur'an section, including two illuminated headings of sura XLII, al-Shura, Consultation (also known as 'Ain sin qaf), and sura XLIV, al-Dukkan, Smoke or Mist probably Ottoman Turkey, 15th Century
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