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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 17

    A LARGE QUR’AN

    MUGHAL INDIA, 18TH CENTURY

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    A LARGE QUR’AN
    MUGHAL INDIA, 18TH CENTURY
    Arabic manuscript on paper, 324ff. plus seven fly-leaves, each folio with 12ll. of black naskh script with red Persian interlinear translation, text panel within gold and polychrome rules, blue and red, gold roundel verse markers, sura headings in red naskh script, catchwords, opening bifolio with gold and polychrome illumination, following folio with illuminated headpiece, occasional water staining, in stamped brown leather binding with nasta'liq inscription
    Text panel 9 x 4 7/8in. (23 x 12.5 cm.); folio 12 ½ x 8in. (31.5 x 20.3cm.)


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    The binding of this Qur'an is taken from an Indian copy of al-Bukhari's Sahih as given by the finely stamped inscription on the covers' central medallions. The binding is dated AH 1137/1724-25 AD.

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    Provenance

    Christie's London, 22 November 1984, lot 117