London, South Kensington
14 October 1999
Arabic manuscript on paper, 16ll. of brown script, vowelling in red and yellow, verse markings similar, sura headings in red, opening folio with panel of red, brown and yellow lattice pattern, folios unbound in brown leather wrapper, West Africa, probably 19th century - 22 x 16.3cm.
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The paper is European style, water-marked with three crescent moons of diminishing size. This water-mark was used on papers from the 17th century onwards.
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