• Indian & Islamic Works of Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 5836

    Indian & Islamic Works of Art & Textiles

    9 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 396

    A GROUP OF SEVEN QUR'AN FOLIOS IN BIHARI SCRIPT, SULTANATE INDIA, 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GROUP OF SEVEN QUR'AN FOLIOS IN BIHARI SCRIPT, SULTANATE INDIA, 16TH CENTURY
    Arabic manuscript on paper, with 11. of red and blue bihari, vocalization in black, gold rosettes arranged within a red and blue ruler border, and further similar outer border, marginal gilt roundels and roundels decorated with a leafy element on a cobalt ground to most pages, comprising the Sura al-Araf L-LV, LV-LXII, LXII-LXX, LXX-LXXV, Sura Nahh XCII-CIX and CVIII-CXVI, the Sura Al-Maida XCI-XCVI, in purple and brown mounts - folio 11 x 8 1/2in (28 x 21.5cm) (7)


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