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    Sale 5830

    Indian & Islamic Works of Art & Textiles

    3 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 94

    TWO KASHMIRI QUR'ANS, INDIA, 19TH CENTURY

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    TWO KASHMIRI QUR'ANS, INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
    Arabic manuscript on paper, the first 15ll. of black naskh with Persian interlinear translation in red, the gold roundel verse markers, within gold border with blue rule, gilt leaf-shape marginal illumination, opening illuminated bifolium with interwoven gilt vine with smaller flowers, pink and red waterlilies surrounding text within cloud bands on a gilt ground, in plain brown cover - folio 10 x 6 1/8in (25.3 x 15.5cm); the second with 19ll. of black naskh within gold border, opening illuminated bifolium, plain brown binding - folio 12 1/2 x 7 7/8in (32 x 19.6cm) (2)


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