An Ottoman Qur'an, copied by Hafiz Muhammad Al-Naqi, Turkey, dated 1230 AH/1814 AD
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
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- Ink & Gouache & Gold on Paper
- 17 by 11.5cm.
Arabic manuscript on cream coloured paper, 303 leaves, plus 2 flyleaves, 15 lines to the page, written in neat Naskhi script, verses separated by small gold medallions embellished with blue and red dots, surah headings written in white against gold ground panels, ruled in red and gold, polychrome and gold marginal illuminations in various floral forms, opening illuminated double page frontispiece decorated with interlacing flowers in blue, red and white against a solid punched gold ground, strapwork inner borders, the text written within cloudbands, dark morocco binding punched with gold decoration, with flap