• Indian and Islamic Works of Ar auction at Christies

    Sale 5495

    Indian and Islamic Works of Art

    16 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 384

    TWO QUR'AN SECTIONS, NORTH AFRICA, 16TH CENTURY

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    TWO QUR'AN SECTIONS, NORTH AFRICA, 16TH CENTURY
    Manuscript on cream paper, 54ff. with 17ll. of sepia maghribi, gold rosettes within the text and gold marginal medallions marking each sura and juz, two kufic headings on gold, one in colours - folio 10 1/2 x 7 3/4in (26.8 x 19.5cm); and another section from a similar North African Qur'an, 39ff. with 17ll. of sepia maghribi, marginal medallions and headings in terracotta - folio 9 1/2 x 7 1/4in (24.3 x 18.5cm)


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