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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 207

    QUR'AN

    COMMISSIONED FOR TURKI BIN 'ABDULLAH BIN MUHAMMAD BIN SA'UD, SIGNED THANIAN BIN YUSUF AL-QAHTANI AL-NAJDI, COPIED IN 'ARID, NAJD, SAUDI ARABIA, DATED WEDNESDAY END OF RABI' I AH 1243/OCTOBER 1827 AD

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    QUR'AN
    COMMISSIONED FOR TURKI BIN 'ABDULLAH BIN MUHAMMAD BIN SA'UD, SIGNED THANIAN BIN YUSUF AL-QAHTANI AL-NAJDI, COPIED IN 'ARID, NAJD, SAUDI ARABIA, DATED WEDNESDAY END OF RABI' I AH 1243/OCTOBER 1827 AD
    Arabic manuscript on European paper (watermarked F.F. Palazzuoli), 270ff., each folio with 15ll. of black cursive script, verse markers in red, sura headings in blue thuluth script within pink cartouches, text within double pink rules, with catchwords, section markers in coloured thuluth script, opening bifolio with polychrome illuminated headpieces, colophon signed, dating and indicating that it was copied for Turki bin 'Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Sa'ud, in possibly original stamped red morocco binding with flap
    Text panel 9 x 5 ¼in. (22.8 x 13.6cm.); folio 12 ¼ x 8 5/8in. (31.4 x 21.9cm.)


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    Turki bin 'Abdullah bin Muhammad (1755–1834) was the son of 'Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Saud and the founder of the Second Saudi State after the fall of Diriyah to the Egyptians in 1818. Turki bin 'Abdullah ruled the area of Najd between 1821 and 1834. He adopted Riyadh as his new capital.

    Al-'Arid, where this manuscript was copied, is a region of consisting of a number of oases in Nejd, Saudi Arabia, of which Ryadh is the largest.

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