• Indian & Islamic Works of Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 5836

    Indian & Islamic Works of Art & Textiles

    9 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 365

    TWO LARGE QUR'ANS, DAGHESTAN, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    TWO LARGE QUR'ANS, DAGHESTAN, 19TH CENTURY
    Arabic manuscript on paper, the first appprox. 500ff. with 12ll. of black naskh arranged within green border, gold roundels verse markers, verse headings in gilt on turquoise, green and red grounds, opening bifolium with full-page illumination, dated 1301AH/1884AD, in stamped brown binding; and another possibly earlier qur'an with floral marginal decoration (2)


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