7 October 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 5,625
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO
NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 8TH/9TH CENTURY
Qur'an XC, sura al-balad, parts of vv. 17 to end, Qur'an XCI, sura al-shams, Qur'an XCII, sura al-lail, Qur'an XCIII, sura al-duha, vv. 1-parts of 7, Arabic manuscript on vellum, with 12ll. of black kufic and two illuminated panels with red borders and repeating red flowerheads indicating the divisions between suras, slight staining and smudging, one side restored, with white card mounts
Folio 6 1/8 x 10¼in. (15.5 x 26.1cm.)
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