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Lot 168: TWO LARGE QUR'AN LEAVES IN MUHAQQAQ SCRIPT, PERSIA, SAFAVID, MID-16TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
text: sura al-an'am (VI), part of verse 146 to part of verse 156; surah al-nahl (XVI), part of verse 26 to part of 39
12 lines per page written in alternating lines of fine black and gold muhaqqaq script, the paper sprinkled green or brown, interlinear rules in blue, gold florets decorated with coloured dots between verses, margins ruled in colours and gold, large illuminated medallions in margins marking fifth and tenth verses
In generally good overall condition, minor worm holes to outer margins, small paper repairs, pages generally clean and illumination bright, as viewed.
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Dimensions: 44 by 29cm. approx.