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Lot 154: TWO QUR'AN LEAVES IN EASTERN KUFIC SCRIPT, PERSIA, 12TH CENTURY AD |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
text: surah al-nisa' (IV), part of verse 140 to part of verse 144; surah yunus, part of verse 106 to verse 109 (end of surah); surah hud (XI), verse 1 to part of verse 7
Arabic manuscript on buff paper, 2 leaves attached at the centre, 12 lines to the page written in black eastern Kufic script, interlinear Persian translation, surah heading in gold with illuminated marginal device, gold florets marking verses
In fair overall condition, thumbed, various stains, taped together in the middle, as viewed.
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Dimensions: 36.6 by 49cm.