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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 174

    QUR'AN

    SAFAVID IRAN, DATED AH 950/1543-44 AD

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    QUR'AN
    SAFAVID IRAN, DATED AH 950/1543-44 AD
    Arabic manuscript on paper, 318ff. plus two fly-leaves, each folio with 12ll. of black naskh script, each line in cloud band on gold ground, with gold roundel verse markers outlined in black and blue, with red reading marks, sura headings in white thuluth script within gold and polychrome illuminated cartouches, text within gold and polychrome rules, with illuminated marginal medallions, opening bifolio with gold and polychrome marginal illumination, occasional marginal notes throughout, colophon dated, in restored Safavid stamped morocco binding with gilt spandrels and medallions
    Text panel 4 3/8 x 2 ½in. (11 x 6.4cm.); folio 7 ¾ x 4 ¾in. (19.5 x 12cm.)


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