London, South Kensington
18 April 2016
MUGHAL INDIA, LATE 18TH CENTURY
Arabic manuscript on paper, 419ff. plus two fly-leaves, each folio with 13ll. of black naskh script, text panel outlined in gold and blue, gold roundel verse markers, gold and polychrome section markers, sura headings in white naskh script against a gold background, opening and closing bifolios with gold and polychrome illumination, the second bifolio with text in cloud bands reserved against gold ground, middle page with illuminated gold borders and text in cloud bands reserved against gold ground, occasional repairs to the margins, in later binding
Text panel 5 ¼ x 2¾in. (13.4 x 7 cm.); folio 7 1/8x 4 1/8in. (18 x 10.5cm.)
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