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    Sale 5830

    Indian & Islamic Works of Art & Textiles

    3 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 51

    AN OTTOMAN QUR'AN SIGNED AHMED AL-ARIF, STUDENT OF MIR HUSSEIN, DATED AH1220/1805AD

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    AN OTTOMAN QUR'AN SIGNED AHMED AL-ARIF, STUDENT OF MIR HUSSEIN, DATED AH1220/1805AD
    Arabic manuscript on paper, 307ff. with 15ll. of black naskh script arranged within gold border, red rule, gold rosette verse markers, gold floral marginal decoration, floral heading illumination, opening bifolium a series of medallions surrounding two rectangular panels of text decorated in red and blue-green with central floral decoration, owner's dedication, in red morocco ginding with gilt tooled medallion and borders - folio 6 1/2 x 4in (16.5 x 10cm)


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