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AN ILLUMINATED QUR'AN, COPIED BY SULEIMAN IBN ZAIN AL-ABIDIN KNOWN AS TAWFIQI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1217 AH/1802-03 AD
Estimate
8,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 23,750 GBP
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AN ILLUMINATED QUR'AN, COPIED BY SULEIMAN IBN ZAIN AL-ABIDIN KNOWN AS TAWFIQI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1217 AH/1802-03 AD
Estimate
8,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 23,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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AN ILLUMINATED QUR'AN, COPIED BY SULEIMAN IBN ZAIN AL-ABIDIN KNOWN AS TAWFIQI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1217 AH/1802-03 AD
Illuminated Arabic manuscript on paper, 340 leaves, 15 lines per page written in neat naskhi script in black ink, gold florets between verses, margins ruled in gold and colours, sura headings written in white thuluth script on illuminated panels, further text divisions marked in margins, opening double page frontispiece with floral illumination in colours, gold and silver, colophon surrounded by polychrome floral illumination, 19th century gilt-stamped green morocco binding, with flap
18.7 by 11.5cm.
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Catalogue Note

The colophon informs us that the scribe Suleiman ibn Zain al-Abidin was a pupil of the scribe Mustafa known as Kutahi (from Kutahya).

The use of silver in the outer areas of the illumination on the frontispiece is highly unusual.

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