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    Sale 7615

    Art of The Islamic And Indian Worlds

    7 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 359

    QUR'AN

    OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED AH 962/1555-56 AD

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    QUR'AN
    OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED AH 962/1555-56 AD
    Arabic manuscript on polished paper, 473ff. plus 4 fly-leaves, each folio with 11ll. of black naskh within margins ruled in gold and black, catchwords, gold and polychrome roundel verse markers, sura headings in white on gold panels, ashra, hizb and juz' divisions marked in the margins in gold, opening bifolio illuminated in gold and blue, contemporary brown morocco binding with flap decorated with gilt stamped floral cartouches, inscriptional cartouche on the flap containing Qur'an LVI, sura al-waqi'ah, vv. 79-80, in green cloth presentation case
    Folio 7½ x 5 1/8in. (19.1 x 12.4cm.); text panel 5 3/8 x 3 1/8in. (13.7 x 7.7cm.)


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