• 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 262

    QUR'AN

    SIGNED 'ALI AL-WASFI AL-ISKANDARI, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED AH 1205/1790-91

    Price Realised  

    QUR'AN
    SIGNED 'ALI AL-WASFI AL-ISKANDARI, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED AH 1205/1790-91
    Arabic manuscript on paper, 312ff. plus two fly-leaves, each folio with 15ll. of black naskh, gold roundel verse markers, various sections marked in red naskh in the margins, juz' markers in white naskh on gold ground within gold and polychrome illuminated floral sprays, sura headings in gold naskh on gold ground within illuminated cartouches, catchwords, opening bifolio heavily illuminated with gold and polychrome floral margins, the text within two circular medallions, with heavily illuminated colophon signed 'Ali al-Wasfi al-Iskandari min talamidh Sulayman al-ma'ruf bi Hikmati and dated, with silver-speckled paper doublures, in original gilt stamped green morocco binding with flap
    Text panel 4¾ x 2½in. (11.4 x 6.4cm.); folio 7¼ x 4½in. (18.6 x 11.5cm.)


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