London, South Kensington
18 April 2016
ZAND OR QAJAR IRAN, 18TH CENTURY
Arabic manuscript on paper, 222ff. plus four fly-leaves, each folio with 18ll. of black naskh script, sura headings in red thuluth script, with gold roundel verse markers, text within gold, blue and black rules, opening bifolio with gold and polychrome illuminated headpieces, catchwords, paginated, in Qajar floral lacquered binding with marbled paper doublures
Text panel 4 3/8 x 2 ¼in. (11.2 x 5.7cm.); folio 6 1/8 x 3 5/8in. (15.5 x 9.4cm.)
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