8 April 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 5,000
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO
NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 9TH CENTURY
Qur'an XIV, Sura Ibrahim, parts of vv.48-52, manuscript on vellum, with 6ll. of elegant sepia kufic, diacritics indicated with blue or red dots, red and gold rosette verse markers, reverse slightly faded, small area of staining, very minor damages to edges
8¼ x 11in. (21 x 27.9cm.)
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