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    Sale 12283

    Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds

    21 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 134

    QUR'AN

    BY SHAYKH HAMDULLAH, FROM A COPY DATED AH 897/1491-92 AD, OTTOMAN TURKEY, BEFORE AH 1300/1882-83 AD

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    QUR'AN
    BY SHAYKH HAMDULLAH, FROM A COPY DATED AH 897/1491-92 AD, OTTOMAN TURKEY, BEFORE AH 1300/1882-83 AD
    Lithographic copy of an Arabic manuscript, 587ff, three fly-leaves, 11ll. of black naskh to the page, with gold roundel verse markers, sura headings in black thuluth within gold cartouches, text within gold and polychrome rules, with catchwords, marginal markers, hand-painted gold illuminated opening bifolio, colophon with name of Shaykh Hamdullah, two imperial seal impressions with names of the sultan and another with tughra and printing press mark, in original tooled brown morocco with flap
    Text panel 3 7/8 x 2 1/8in. (9.8 x 5.5cm.); folio 5 ¾ x 3 ¾in. (14.5 x 9.3cm.)


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    The seal impressions on the first and final folios are that of Sultan 'Abd al-Hamid II's administration of religious endowments and are dated AH 1300/1882-83 AD

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