London, South Kensington
12 October 2000
Qajar Iran, AH 1229/1813 AD
Arabic manuscript on paper, 17ll. very small black naskh, gold roundels between verses, gold margin between black rules, outer margin, illuminated marginal medallions, sura headings in red on gold cartouches in illuminated panels, gold and polychrome illuminated opening bifolio, final folio dated Friday 10 Muharram 1229, probably original black lacquer binding with floral sprays - 10.5 x 6.5cm.
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