• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7751

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    6 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 69

    QUR'AN JUZ'

    PROVINCIAL ANATOLIA OR WESTERN IRAN, LATE 15TH/EARLY 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    QUR'AN JUZ'
    PROVINCIAL ANATOLIA OR WESTERN IRAN, LATE 15TH/EARLY 16TH CENTURY
    Arabic manuscript on paper, 46ff., each folio with 5ll. of gold rounded muhaqqaq outlined with black, with gold poychrome verse markers, with illuminated marginal markers, the text within blue borders, the last 3ff. with 3ll. of text, the opening bifolio with four illuminated cartouches with white kufic on gold and polychrome floral scrolls framing the text panels, the left panel with 3ll. of text, with marginal illuminated medallions, blank spaces for sura headings, some repairs, in later red morocco
    Text panel 10 1/8 x 6 5/8in. (25.5 x 16.8cm.); folio 14¼ x 10in. (36 x 25.5cm.)


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