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Lot 153: A LARGE ILLUMINATED QUR'AN LEAF ON VELLUM, NORTH AFRICA OR NEAR EAST, LATE 9TH CENTURY AD |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
text: surah al-sad (XXXVIII), part of verse 55 to part of verse 60
Arabic manuscript on vellum, 7 lines to the page, written in elongated Kufic script in brown ink, vocalisation represented by red and yellow dots, verse divisions marked by clusters of 6 gold dots, framed
In fair overall condition, paper repair with hole to top left corner, stains and ink worn through vellum in some areas, verso ink abraded, as viewed,
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Dimensions: 23.8 by 33.5cm.