26 October 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 750
Estimate GBP 600 - GBP 800
FIVE LEAVES FROM TWO QUR'AN MANUSCRIPTS, MAMLUK EGYPT OR SYRIA, CIRCA 14TH CENTURY
Manuscript on paper, two folios from a mansucript on dark buff paper with 5ll. of black thuluth, gold rosettes between verses, one with a gold marginal medallion with the verse count, text block outlined with gold and blue - Folio 14¼ x 10¼ (36.4 x 26.5cm.); the other manuscript with 14ll. of black muhaqqaq, gold roundels between verses, illuminated marginal medallions with the verse count marked in gold Eastern kufic, one folio with a sura heading in blue thuluth - Folio 18¾ x 12¼in. (47.7 x 31.3cm.), all folios with card mounts (5)
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