• Sale 1769

    The History of the Book: The Cornelius J. Hauck Collection

    27 - 28 June 2006, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 63

    MINIATURE QUR'AN, Arabic, OCTAGONAL MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER WITH LEATHER CASE

    Price Realised  

    MINIATURE QUR'AN, Arabic, OCTAGONAL MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER WITH LEATHER CASE
    [Iran AH 1141/1728-9 AD]
    70 x 70mm., 235 + 2 leaves, each with 17 lines of black minute ghubari, sura headings in red, within blue and gold rules,very fine opening double page illumination containing sura al-fatiha with gold and polychrome vegetal arabesque over blue ground, the next page with illuminated headpiece over start of sura al-baqara with similar arabesque on gold ground, last page dated 1141 in numerals, original lacquer binding and leather case, some staining, binding chipped


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    Saleroom Notice

    The correct estimate should read $3,000-4,000. The main manuscript is probably 17th century, with the opening 2 leaves and final folio replaced in the 19th century, at the same the margins were enhanced.