• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 214

    QUR'AN

    OTTOMAN TURKEY, 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    QUR'AN
    OTTOMAN TURKEY, 16TH CENTURY
    Arabic manuscript on paper, 254ff. plus 4 fly-leaves, each folio with 15ll. of strong black naskh with gold and polychrome rosette verse markers, juz', hizb, sajada and 'ashr marked in gold naskh in the margins, sura headings in elegant gold tawqi' verging on thuluth, some towards the end of the manuscript with later illumination or black outlines, the opening bifolio with 6ll. of naskh between two panels with gold calligraphy on ground of spiralling vine and surrounded by gold and polychrome illumination, in later red morocco with stamped medallions and green paper doublures
    Text panel 8 5/8 x 5¼in. (22.1 x 13.2cm.); folio 11½ x 7½in. (29 x 18.6cm.)


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