An illuminated Qur'an North India, late 17th/early 18th Century

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An illuminated Qur'an
North India, late 17th/early 18th Century

Sold for £ 1,785 (US$ 2,244) inc. premium
An illuminated Qur'an
North India, late 17th/early 18th Century
Arabic manuscript on gold-sprinkled paper, 425 leaves, 15 lines to the page written in clear naskhi script in black ink with diacritics and vowel points in black and red, gold discs decorated with blue dots between verses, inner margins ruled in green, blue and gold, catchwords, illuminated devices in outer margins, one illuminated double-page frontispiece in colours and gold, outer borders of ff. 2v and 3r, a double-page in the middle of the manuscript, and the last two pages, richly decorated with intertwining floral and vegetal motifs in gold and some colours, loose, trimmed, corner of f. 1 torn, covers and doublures of original binding laid down on modern brown leather, covers richly decorated with intertwining floral motifs in gold on a brown ground, in modern box
170 x 90 mm.
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An illuminated Qur'an North India, late 17th/early 18th Century
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