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Lot 152: A LARGE ILLUMINATED QUR'AN LEAF ON VELLUM, NORTH AFRICA OR NEAR EAST, LATE 9TH CENTURY AD |

Arts of the Islamic World

by Sotheby's

19 October 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: text: surah al-mulk (LXVII), part of verse 3 to part of verse 6
Arabic manuscript on vellum, 7 lines to the page, written in elongated Kufic script in dark brown ink, verses separated by an outlined cluster of 6 gold dots, numbered in the outer margins in Arabic and Persian numerals 

Condition Report: In fairly good overall condition, stains and buckling, recto ink abraded, minor tears to leaf edges, as viewed.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Dimensions: 23.5 by 32.5cm.

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