• 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 70

    QUR'AN

    MAMLUK EGYPT, LATE 13TH OR 14TH CENTURY

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    QUR'AN
    MAMLUK EGYPT, LATE 13TH OR 14TH CENTURY
    Arabic manuscript on paper, 172ff., each folio with 9ll. of black muhaqqaq, with gold and polychrome rosette verse markers, gold illuminated marginal medallions, sura headings in bold gold naskh outlined with black issuing illuminated palmettes, two fragments of the original opening illuminated bifolio remaining, incomplete at end and beginning, lacking binding, with a brown morocco flap, 21ff. a later replacement, staining, repairs
    Folio 17¾ x 12in. (45 x 31cm.)


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