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    Sale 7615

    Art of The Islamic And Indian Worlds

    7 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 361

    QUR'AN

    COPIED BY HAFIZ MUHAMMAD WAHABI, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED AH 1290-1/1873-4 AD

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    QUR'AN
    COPIED BY HAFIZ MUHAMMAD WAHABI, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED AH 1290-1/1873-4 AD
    Arabic manuscript on paper, 291ff. plus 5 fly-leaves, each folio with 15ll. of neat black naskh between gold ruled margins, catchwords, gold roundel verse markers, sura headings in white on gold panels with floral illumination, an array of gold and polychrome illuminated devices in the margins, opening bifolio with fine gold and polychrome illumination, colophon written in roundel on gold ground surrounded by polychrome floral bouquets, contemporary brown morocco binding and slipcase with gold tooled and stamped decoration
    Folio 7¾ x 5 1/8in. (19.5 x 12.8cm.); text panel 4 5/8 x 2½in. (11.9 x 6.5cm.)


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    Provenance

    Anon. sale, Sotheby's 19 October 1994, Lot 71.