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    Sale 7715

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    31 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 63

    QUR'AN

    OTTOMAN TURKEY, SIGNED SULAYMAN AND DATED AH 1079/1668-69 AD

    Price Realised  

    QUR'AN
    OTTOMAN TURKEY, SIGNED SULAYMAN AND DATED AH 1079/1668-69 AD
    Arabic manuscript on cream paper, 370ff., each folio with 13ll. of naskh, in gold and blue frame, gold and polychrome radial verse markers, marginal hizb, khams and 'ashr in gold and polychrome illuminated medallion with floral motifs issuing lapis blue and gold sprays and trefoils, sura headings in white naskh on gold ground within gold and polychrome illuminated panel with floral arabesques, opening bifolio with important gold and polychrome illumination, the 6ll. text of sura al-fatiha and sura al-baqara in clouds reserved on gold and illuminated ground, in brown morocco with stamped and gilt medallion with floral arabesque
    Text panel 6½ x 3¾ in. (16.5 x 9.5cm.); folio 9¼ x 6in. (23.5 x 15.5cm.)


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