Lot 5
  • 5

A Qur'an bifolium in Maghribi script, North Africa or Andalusia, late 12th-13th century AD

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 GBP
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Description

  • manuscript, ink and gold on thick paper
text: surah al-mu'minun (XXIII), end of verse 105 to end of verse 111
Arabic manuscript on thick pink paper, 2 separate leaves, 5 lines to the page, written in large Maghribi script in brown ink, diacritics in gold, large marginal gold medallion marking tenth verse, wide outer margins

Condition

In good overall condition, some foxing, calligraphy bold and illumination bright, as viewed.
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Catalogue Note

For more information on the manuscript from which this bifolium originates, please see catalogue note to lot 13.
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