A Qur'an South-East Asia, probably Indonesia, late 19th Century

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Lot 127
A Qur'an
South-East Asia, probably Indonesia, late 19th Century

£ 1,200 - 1,800
US$ 1,500 - 2,200
A Qur'an
South-East Asia, probably Indonesia, late 19th Century
Arabic manuscript on thick lined cream-coloured paper with Dutch watermarks, 390 leaves, 15 lines to the page written in a cursive script with vowel points and diacritics in black ink, red roundels between verses, inner margins ruled in black, lacking catchwords, sura headings in red within a blank rectangular panel, two coloured double pages at beginning and end drawn freely, predominantly in yellow, red, brown and black pigments, eight folios detached at end, edges frayed, browned, contemporary red morocco with stamped central medallions, cornerpieces and border panels of gilt paper onlay, lower cover and flap detached, spine and edges worn, an inscription in a local language on flyleaf
320 x 210 mm.

Footnotes

  • For further reading see A. T. Gallop, 'Islamic Manuscript Art of Southeast Asia', in J. Bennett (ed.), Crescent Moon: Islamic Art and Civilisation in Southeast Asia, Canberra 2006, pp. 158-189.
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A Qur'an South-East Asia, probably Indonesia, late 19th Century
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