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    Sale 12283

    Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds

    21 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 25

    A RARE RELIGIOUS WORK ON THE QUR'AN

    IRAN, 18TH/19TH CENTURY

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    A RARE RELIGIOUS WORK ON THE QUR'AN
    IRAN, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
    Arranged by groups of verses according to the invocations they contain (al-hamdulillah, subhanullah, istaghfarullah, ..) and divided in chapters to be read during the days of the week, Arabic and Persian manuscript on paper, 66 ff., ten fly-leaves, 12ll. of elegant black naskh to the page, titles and important words in red, with gold roundel verse markers, text within black and gold rules, with occasional marginal notes, catchwords, opening folio with seal impression of the ambassador (safir) 'Abbas Quli Khan dated AH 1271 and ownership inscription, added illuminated headpiece, in soft stamped morocco
    Text panel 5 1/8 x 2 5/8in. (13 x 6.6cm.); folio 6 7/8 x 4 ¼in. (17.4 x 10.9cm.)


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    This work does not appear to be recorded in the main reference books on the subject. Its author appears to be Yusuf bin Tahir and the title of the work is Kalimat chandi est dar sharh wa khawas jawahir Qur'an.

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    This manuscript appears to be an unrecorded work, based on specific invocations found in the Qur'an and arranged in chapters to be read during the days of the week.

    Please note that the Gulf Cooperation Council has imposed a ban on the importation of Iranian goods to or via its member states. Some of the member states are enforcing the ban strictly such as Saudi Arabia. Please check with your shippers on whether you will be able to ship Iranian artworks to the GCC member states.