London, South Kensington
3 May 2001
Qajar Iran, 19th Century
Arabic manuscript on paper, 2111. small black naskh, gold roundels between verses, small gold clouds between the lines of text, gold margins between black rules, ruled outer margin, marginal notes in black nasta'liq between gold clouds, divisions of text marked marginally, sura headings in gold or colour on contrasting cartouche in illuminated panel at base of final folio, lacquer binding painted with floral sprays, red lacquer doublures with gold flowering plant (one board loose) - 12.3 x 7.5cm.
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