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Lot 120: AN ILLUMINATED QUR'AN JUZ' (X), PERSIA, SAFAVID, 16TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Arabic manuscript on polished paper, 16 leaves plus 2 flyleaves, 9 lines to the page, written in rayhan script in black ink, verses separated by pointed gold roundels, later-added catchwords, illuminated marginal devices throughout, margins ruled in blue and gold, f.5a with surah heading in florally-decorated panel with title in gold and black thuluth script, opening illuminated headpiece with juz' title in white thuluth against a gold ground within cartouches filled with interlacing vines, later binding with silk covers
In generally good overall condition, illumination bright, ink bold, thumbed, some water-stains, creasing, occasional repairs to leaf edges, stains to silk on binding, as viewed.
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Dimensions: 24.6 by 18.5cm.
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