Lot 4
  • 4

An Illuminated Qur'an Juz' (XXII) in Maghribi Script, North Africa, 16th/17th century

10,000 - 15,000 GBP
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  • 28 by 22cm.
Arabic manuscript on watermarked European paper, 48 leaves, 7 lines to the page, written in large Maghribi script in brown ink, diacritics in green, blue and red, verses separated by clusters of 3 gold dots, illuminated marginal roundels, illuminated opening headpiece with floral medallion extending into outer margin and strapwork gold border, ensuite panel on final page, 2 surah headings in gold Kufic script with marginal medallions filled with large arabesques, brown leather binding with stamped foliate medallions, marbled doublures, with flap

Catalogue Note

A further juz' from the same series as the present manuscript was sold in these rooms, 25 April 2012, lot 411.