9 October 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,750
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 2,000
THREE RASULID QUR'AN FOLIOS, YEMEN, FIRST HALF OF THE 14TH CENTURY
Ink, pigment and gold on paper, the first with the Surat al-mujadila (LVIII-19) and the Surat al-hashr (LIX-1-4) with verse headers in muhaqqaq script with gold floral elements, with central gilded motif and 5 ll. of naskh above and below; the second with the Surat yunus (X-90-99), verse header in black muhaqqaq script outlined with gold, with marginal roundels to right, text in black naskh script; the third with the surat taha (XX-46-61), verse headers in muhaqqaq, marginal decoration to left (3)
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James, D. The Master Scribes, Oxford, 1992, p. 160.
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