Lot 11
  • 11

A Bifolium from a Large Ottoman Qur'an, Turkey, 16th century

4,000 - 6,000 GBP
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  • Ink & Gold on paper
Arabic manuscript on paper, 11 lines to the page written in elegant Muhaqqaq script, verses separated by gold discs decorated with blue dots, diacritics in black ink, margins ruled in blue and gold, the word 'Allah' written in gold throughout

Catalogue Note

Numerous other leaves from his large Ottoman Qur'an are known, including one sold in Sotheby's Geneva 25 June 1985, lot 19, and two conjugate leaves with two sura headings sold in these rooms 15 April 1985, lot 79.