A large illuminated Qur'an in a floral lacquer binding, the text ending with sura LXXXV, al-Buruj, The Constellations Provincial Persia, early 16th Century

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A large illuminated Qur'an in a floral lacquer binding, the text ending with sura LXXXV, al-Buruj, The Constellations
Provincial Persia, early 16th Century

£ 3,000 - 4,000
US$ 4,000 - 5,400
A large illuminated Qur'an in a floral lacquer binding, the text ending with sura LXXXV, al-Buruj, The Constellations
Provincial Persia, early 16th Century
Arabic manuscript on paper, 429 leaves, 10 lines to the page written in naskhi script in black ink with diacritics and vowel points in black and red, illuminated roundels between verses, inner margins ruled in blue and gold, remargined, later catchwords, sura headings written in elegant thuluth script in gold within illuminated rectangular panels, browned, small repairs, incomplete at end, later 19th Century Qajar lacquer binding, covers decorated with floral sprays including wild roses, doublures decorated with narcissi and bluebells, spine rebacked
292 x 200 mm.
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A large illuminated Qur'an in a floral lacquer binding, the text ending with sura LXXXV, al-Buruj, The Constellations Provincial Persia, early 16th Century
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