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    Sale 7615

    Art of The Islamic And Indian Worlds

    7 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 287

    A TIMURID QUR'AN JUZ'

    SIGNED 'IMAD NUR KAMAL, IRAN, DATED JUMADA II AH 871/FEBRUARY 1467

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    A TIMURID QUR'AN JUZ'
    SIGNED 'IMAD NUR KAMAL, IRAN, DATED JUMADA II AH 871/FEBRUARY 1467
    Comprising the 26th juz', Arabic manuscript on buff paper, 15ff. plus 4 fly-leaves, each folio with 9ll. of black naskh composed of 3ll. of thuluth each alternated with two panels each with 3ll. of smaller naskh, gold and blue roundels marking the end of each verse, sura headings in gold, text panels within gold and black rules, marginal medallions in gold and polychrome opening folio with gold and polychrome illuminated headpiece, colophon signed 'Imad Nur Kamal and dated 871, restoration in the margins, flaking of paint in the marginal medallions, in contemporaneous and possibly original brown morocco with flap with central stamped floral medallions
    Folio 13 x 9¼in. (33 x 23.3cm.); text panel 9 3/8 x 6 7/8in. (24 x 17.5cm.)


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    'Imad Nur Kamal was a calligrapher from Transoxiana who was said to excel in thuluth and naskh. A Qur'an is known to have been copied by him in 1466 AD.

    A Timurid Qur'an juz' of similar format and size is in the Nasser D. Khalili Collection (David James, After Timur, Oxford, 1992, no. 7, p. 34-37).

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