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    Sale 7615

    Art of The Islamic And Indian Worlds

    7 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 131

    A MAMLUK QUR'AN JUZ'

    EGYPT OR SYRIA, 14TH/15TH CENTURY

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    A MAMLUK QUR'AN JUZ'
    EGYPT OR SYRIA, 14TH/15TH CENTURY
    Comprising the 2nd juz', Arabic manuscript on buff paper, 31ff. plus 4 fly-leaves, each folio with 5ll. of black muhaqqaq, gold and polychrome rosette verse markers, gold and polychrome marginal medallion khams and 'ashr markers, opening bifolio with gold and polychrome illumination issuing medallions into the margin and framing 2ll. of text, some retouching probable, some staining and repair to the lower margins, in original brown morocco with stamped central medallion and borders, the doublures stamped with intricate arabesques
    Folio 11¾ x 8 1/8in. (30 x 20.5cm.)


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