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Lot 122: AN ILLUMINATED QUR'AN JUZ' (IV), TURKEY, OTTOMAN, EARLY 15TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Arabic manuscript on polished cream paper, 35 leaves plus a flyleaf, 5 lines to the page, written in muhaqqaq script in blue and gold ink, sometimes alternating, on other pages with just the middle line in blue, verses separated by gold florets pointed in red, diacritics in gold, tenth verses marked with gold marginal roundels, f.30a with a surah heading in gold thuluth script within a gold and red-outlined panel filled with a ground of faux 'marble' design, margins ruled with a single blue line, double page illuminated frontispiece with heading panels in white ornamental Eastern Kufic script in white against blue ground cartouches filled with scrolling gold split-palmettes, gold strapwork borders, 3 lines of text within cloud bands against a hatched ground, lacquered morocco binding with large tooled central medallions and scroll-work borders, pressure-moulded calligraphic doublures, with flap
In reasonably good overall condition, binding worn and lacquered, spine repaired, various paper repairs to leaf edges, illumination bright and text bold, various minor stains, thumbed, some leaves coming loose within the manuscript, as viewed.
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Dimensions: 36 by 27cm.