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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 19

    QUR’AN

    MUGHAL INDIA, 17TH/18TH CENTURY

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    QUR’AN

    MUGHAL INDIA, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
    Arabic manuscript on paper, 531ff. plus seven fly-leaves, each folio with 11ll. of black naskh script in cloud bands reserved against gold ground, text panel within gold and blue rules, gold roundel verse markers, gold and polychrome medallion marginal section, sura headings in white naskh script against a gold ground within blue and red cartouches, opening and closing bifolios fully illuminated, four bifolios with illuminated borders consisting of a floral scroll, in associated floral lacquer Mughal binding
    Text panel 7 ½ x 4¼in. (19 x 10.5 cm.); folio 10 ½ x 6 1/8in. (26.5 x 15.5cm.)


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