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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 5

    A STUDY COLLECTION OF QUR'AN FOLIOS AND OTHER ILLUMINATED FOLIOS

    IRAN, EGYPT AND INDIA, 13TH TO 17TH CENTURY

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    A STUDY COLLECTION OF QUR'AN FOLIOS AND OTHER ILLUMINATED FOLIOS
    IRAN, EGYPT AND INDIA, 13TH TO 17TH CENTURY
    Comprising a folio from a 14th century Ilkhanid Qur'an, with 13ll. of strong thuluth script, with gold rosette verse markers, illuminated marginal medallion; a folio from a 13th or 14th century Mamluk Qur'an, with 5ll. of small thuluth script, the verse markers as trefoils within circular illuminated medallion, with marginal 'ashr medallion; seven 14th century Mamluk bifolios, with 5ll. of strong black muhaqqaq script, with one sura headings in gold kufic script, verse markers as clusters of three gold commas, with blue marginal markers; five folios from a large 16th century Safavid Qur'an, with 12ll. of gold and black muhaqqaq script on coloured ground, with illuminated roundel verse markers, very fine illuminated floral marginal markers; two illuminated folios from a 16th century Safavid manuscript in nasta'liq script, with finely decorated floral margins with birds and animals; a 17th century folio from a very large manuscript in nasta'liq script; two folios from a 15th century Sultanate Qur'an in bihari script, with 9ll. of script, illuminated sura heading; and two folios from a very large 15th century Sultanate Qur'an, with 15ll. of bihari script, with illuminated gold verse markers


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