London, South Kensington
21 October 2016
MOROCCO, 18TH CENTURY
Juz' XI, XII and XIII (until Qur'an XIII, al-ra'd, v. 18), Arabic manuscript on paper, 56 ff., one fly-leaf, 9ll. of black maghribi to the page, with polychrome reading marks and diacritics, sura headings in large blue script, text within blue and red rules, with marginal markers, opening folio with isti'dha in blue script in gold cartouche, in Ottoman stamped morocco
Text panel 6 5/8 x 4 1/8in. (16.8 x 10.4cm.); folio 9 ¼ x 6 5/8in. (23.7 x 16.7cm.)
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