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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 186

    QUR'AN

    SIGNED HUSAYN AL-HILMI AL-USKUDARI, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED MIDDLE OF SHA'BAN AH 1249/DECEMBER 1833 AD

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    QUR'AN
    SIGNED HUSAYN AL-HILMI AL-USKUDARI, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED MIDDLE OF SHA'BAN AH 1249/DECEMBER 1833 AD
    A fine copy, Arabic manuscript on paper, 309ff. plus six fly-leaves, each folio with 15ll. of neat black naskh script, the rosette verse markers each worked in a different manner in gold and polychrome, sura headings in white naskh script on gold ground within illuminated cartouche with floral decoration, text within black-ruled two-colour gold frame, section markers in white naskh script within finely illuminated floral medallions, with catchwords, opening bifolio with very finely illuminated margins on gold ground, text followed by a folio decorated with large floral composition, followed by the colophon stating that this is the scribe's eighth copy of the Qur'an, in original green morocco binding with flap, with two-colour gold floral decoration, with gilt brown doublures
    Text panel 4 ¼ x 2 ¼in. (10.8 x 5.8cm.); folio 7 ¼ x 4 ¾in. (18.5 x 12.1cm.)


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