Lot 61
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A rare and finely decorated Qur’an leaf in eastern Kufic script, Persia or Central Asia, circa 1075-1125 AD

150,000 - 250,000 GBP
389,000 GBP
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text: surah al-maidah (V), part of verse 73 to part of verse 75
Arabic manuscript on buff paper, remargined, four lines to the page, written in fine eastern Kufic script in black ink, letter-pointing (i'jam) in black, vocalisation in red, blue and yellow, the entire background decorated with finely drawn floral and foliate scrolls in brown ink; verse divisions marked on both sides with large gold radiating roundels, outer margins ruled in gold, red, and blue, framed