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    Sale 7615

    Art of The Islamic And Indian Worlds

    7 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 3

    A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO

    NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 8TH/9TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

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    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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