• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 54

    A QUR'AN SECTION

    ALMOHAD MOROCCO OR SPAIN, 12TH/13TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A QUR'AN SECTION
    ALMOHAD MOROCCO OR SPAIN, 12TH/13TH CENTURY
    Comprising Qur'an I, sura al-fatiha, v.7 and Qur'an II, sura al-baqara, vv.1-275, Arabic manuscript on vellum, 62ff., each with 9ll. of sepia maghribi script, with blue, red and green diacritics, gold and polychrome roundel verse markers, gold and polychrome illuminated khams, 'ashr, hizb and juz' markers in the margins, some of these markers within the text, sura heading in gold kufic on red ground within an illuminated cartouche bordered with gold strapwork and issuing a circular palmette to the margin, in stamped brown morocco covers, loose in binding, minor losses, small staining
    Folio 7¾ x 6 5/8in. (18.6 x 16.5cm.)


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