7 October 2008,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 2,250
WESTERN IRAN, LATE 12TH CENTURY
Qur'an II, sura al-baqara, vv.217-8, Arabic manuscript on paper with 5ll. of bold black muhaqqaq outlined with gold, vocalisation in red, blue and gold, letter pointing in green, gold and silver, roundel between verses with the word aya in kufic, slight staining, illumination slightly oxidised
Folio 13¾ x 10¼in. (34.9 x 26cm.)
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Other leaves from this Qur'an were sold at Sotheby's, 25 April 2002, lots 10-11 and Bonhams, 2 May 2001, lot 13.
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