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    Sale 12283

    Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds

    21 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 91

    QUR'AN

    SIGNED MUSTAFA BIN HASAN A STUDENT OF MUHAMMAD RASIM EDENDI, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED AH 1170/1756-57 AD

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    QUR'AN
    SIGNED MUSTAFA BIN HASAN A STUDENT OF MUHAMMAD RASIM EDENDI, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED AH 1170/1756-57 AD
    Arabic manuscript on paper, 339 ff., two fly-leaves, 15ll. of tight black naskh to the page, with gold and polychrome roundel verse markers, sura headings in white thuluth script on gold ground within illuminated cartouche, text within polychrome and gold frame, with illuminated marginal medallions, catchwords, opening folio heavily illuminated, colophon signed and dated within an illuminated panel, followed by prayers, in 18th/19th century tooled morocco with flap
    Text panel 4 3/8 x 2 3/8in. (11.3 x 5.8cm.); folio 6 ¾ x 4 ¼in. (17 x 11cm.)


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    The colophon of this Qur'an states that this is the 29th Qur'an copied by Mustafa bin Hasan.

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