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Lot 125: A MURAQQA' OF CALLIGRAPHIC SPECIMENS, PERSIA, TURKEY AND NEAR EAST, 10TH-16TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 13 leaves, comprising 24 different calligraphic specimens, including a Kufic Qur'an leaf, 16 pages with text in nasta'liq script, 7 in naskh, thuluth and tawqi' script and a découpage panel signed by 'Fahri', all set into album pages with different coloured outer margins, brown morocco binding with gilt-stamped lobed central cartouches and cusped corner pieces filled with large floral sprays
In generally good overall condition, occasional stains and minor losses to leaf edges, the découpage with a small loss to the upper right hand side, binding worn, as viewed.
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Dimensions: 37.1 by 24.6cm.