• 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 181

    QUR'AN

    SIGNED MUHAMMAD BIN ABI HAFS AL-FUQAYMI AL-ZAMAKHSHARI, SELJUK IRAN OR ANATOLIA, DATED FRIDAY 14 RAJAB AH 605/22 JANUARY 1209 AD

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    QUR'AN
    SIGNED MUHAMMAD BIN ABI HAFS AL-FUQAYMI AL-ZAMAKHSHARI, SELJUK IRAN OR ANATOLIA, DATED FRIDAY 14 RAJAB AH 605/22 JANUARY 1209 AD
    Arabic manuscript on paper, 330ff. as numbered, plus two modern fly-leaves, each folio with 14ll. of black rayhani, with gold and polychrome rosette verse markers, 'ashr within gold and blue illuminated circular marginal medallions, further divisions in gold naskh in the margins, sura headings in gold naskh outlined with black issuing a gold palmette in a lobed marginal medallion outlined with blue, first two pages with illuminated cartouches at top now rubbed, later interlinear and marginal comments in Arabic, first two and last folios heavily restored, in modern burgandy morocco binding with flap, trimmed, waterstaining
    Folio 14 1/8 x 10½in. (35.7 x 26.7cm.)


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