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    Sale 5100

    Indian & Islamic Works of Art

    26 October 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 266

    A LARGE OTTOMAN QUR'AN BIFOLIUM, TURKEY, 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE OTTOMAN QUR'AN BIFOLIUM, TURKEY, 16TH CENTURY
    Qur'an IX, surat al-tauba, vv. 35-43 and 67-74, manuscript on cream paper with 11ll. of fine black muhaqqaq, the word Allah picked out in gold outlined in black throughout, red, blue and black vocalization, verses divided by gold discs with blue outlines, gold margin with a blue rule, the tenth verse marked by the word 'ashr in gold outlined in black in the margins, the word fiqat written in black ink in the margin on one page - folio 21 3/4 x 15in (55 x 38 cm)


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