London, South Kensington
18 April 2016
MUGHAL INDIA, 18TH CENTURY
Arabic manuscript on paper, 528ff. plus two modern fly-leaves, each folio with 11ll. of black bold naskh script, with gold and black roundel verse markers, sura headings in red in cloud band within gold cartouche, text within gold and polychrome rules, four bifolios with gold and polychrome illuminated margins, with floral illuminated marginal markers, some illuminated marginal roundels, marginal comments, catchwords, opening and final bifolios heavily illuminated in gold and polychrome, in plain red morocco binding with flap
Text panel 6 ¾ x 3 5/8in. (17.3 x 9.2cm.); folio 9 7/8 x 6 ¼in. (25.2 x 15.8cm.)
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