• Indian & Islamic Works of Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 5836

    Indian & Islamic Works of Art & Textiles

    9 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 395

    FOUR LARGE QUR'AN FOLIOS OF MUHAQQAQ SCRIPT, INDIA, 15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    FOUR LARGE QUR'AN FOLIOS OF MUHAQQAQ SCRIPT, INDIA, 15TH CENTURY
    Arabic manuscript on buff paper, with 9ll. of black muhaqqaq script with gilt cloudbands arranged within a red rule and blue rule borders, comprising the Sura al-Furqaw XVIII-XIV and the Sura al-Shuaraa XVII-XXIII, CLIV-CLXIX, CLXX-CLXXXVII - folio 20 x 13 1/2in (51 x 34.4cm) (4)


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    These folios are possibly from the Sayyid Dynasty (1414-1451AD) in the Sultanate period. The Muhaqqaq script follows the style of Sheikh Zadeh, the grandson of the great Ilkhanid calligrapher Sheikh Suhrawardy. The script bears similarities particularly in the way that the letters are truncated at the end of each of the lines with carved inscriptions found in the tomb of Jam Nizamuddin, the second ruler of the Samma dynasty of Sindh (1335-1520AD).

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