• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 192



    Price Realised  


    Arabic manuscript on polished buff paper, 304ff. plus 4 fly-leaves, each folio with 15ll. of black naskh, text panels outlined in gold and polychrome margins and rules, gold roundel verse markers with central dots, sura headings in white on gold ground with gold and polychrome floral illumination, marginal medallions marking every fifth and tenth verse, juz' marked in the margins in red naskh, opening bifolio with sura al-fatiha and the beginning of sura al-baqara surrounded by gold and polychrome illumination, preceded by a double page containing two shamsas with similar illumination on a ground of gold scrolling arabesques, the final bifolio with illumination surrounding the text panels, small areas of spotting or staining and marginal repairs not affecting the text, in brown morocco with stamped central medallion and repaired edges
    Text panel 6 3/8 x 3¾in. (16 x 10cm.); folio 9¼ x 6 1/8in. (23.5 x 15.5cm.)

    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    The main text here is followed by a prayer.

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.