London, South Kensington
7 April 2006
OCTAGONAL QUR'AN, OTTOMAN TURKEY, 17TH CENTURY
Manuscript on paper, 124ff. with 25ll. of black naskh, sura headings in red, illuminated opening bifolio, text outlined with red, blue and gold, original tooled brown morocco binding- folio 2 5/8 x 2 5/8in. (6.6 x 6.6cm.)
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This mushaf was designed to be carried as a talisman rather than to be read, hence the small size.
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