A small illuminated Qur'an Provincial Persia, 19th Century

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A small illuminated Qur'an
Provincial Persia, 19th Century

£ 800 - 1,200
US$ 1,000 - 1,600
A small illuminated Qur'an
Provincial Persia, 19th Century
Arabic manuscript on paper, 234 leaves, 20 lines to the page written in small naskhi script in black ink with diacritics and vowel points in black and red, gold dots marking verse-endings, inner margins ruled in gold, red and black, sura headings written within panels in naskhi script in red on a gold ground, one double-page illuminated frontispiece in colours and gold (now faded), painted lacquer binding, covers with spiralling floral motifs in gold on a brown ground, doublures of blue paper, spine rebacked
107 x 74 mm.
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