• Indian & Islamic Works of Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 5836

    Indian & Islamic Works of Art & Textiles

    9 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 149

    THREE RASULID QUR'AN FOLIOS, YEMEN, FIRST HALF OF THE 14TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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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    A further leaf from this manuscript is in the Khalili Collection

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    Literature

    James, D. The Master Scribes, Oxford, 1992, p. 160.