26 October 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 938
Estimate GBP 400 - GBP 600
TWO QUR'AN BOARDS, PROBABLY SOMALIA, 20TH CENTURY
Each narrow rectangular board of driftwood with bevelled arched ends. The larger board has verses from the Qur'an on both sides written in a typical Sub-Saharan type maghribi script in black, including sura al-fatiha (I) and sura al-ikhlas (CXII) repeated several times. The smaller board is written on both sides with the letters of the Arabic alphabet - larger board 55 1/8 x 9 1/2in (140 x 24cm) (2)
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