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Lot 159: A LEAF FROM THE 'FIVE SURAHS', IN MUHAQQAQ SCRIPT, PERSIA OR MESOPOTAMIA, PROBABLY JALAYRID BAGHDAD, CIRCA 1370 AD |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
text: surah al-saba (XXXIV), part of verse 29 to part of verse 31
Arabic manuscript on paper, 5 lines to the page, written in bold muhaqqaq script in black ink outlined in gold, verses separated by illuminated roundels with central knotted motifs, text block ruled in blue, gold and red
In reasonably good overall condition, some paper repairs to leaf edges, margins original, some smudging and off-setting, text bold, as viewed.
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Dimensions: 43.8 by 34.5cm.