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Two large illuminated Qur'an leaves, Yemen or Persia, Mamluk or Ilkhanid, 13th/14th century AD
Estimate
4,0006,000
JUMP TO LOT
3
Two large illuminated Qur'an leaves, Yemen or Persia, Mamluk or Ilkhanid, 13th/14th century AD
Estimate
4,0006,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Two large illuminated Qur'an leaves, Yemen or Persia, Mamluk or Ilkhanid, 13th/14th century AD
text: one folio with surah al-Ra’d (XIII), middle of verse 16 to beginning of verse 23; the other with surah al-anfal (VIII), end of verse 25 to middle of verse 34
Arabic manuscript on paper, each folio with 13 lines, the first and last line in thuluth script in black ink outlined in gold, the middle line in thuluth script in gold ink outlined in black, the rest in bold black naskh script, verses separated by polychrome and gold rosettes, gold and blue verse markers in the borders
Quantity: 2
37 by 29.2cm.
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Catalogue Note

Other leaves from the same Qur’an are in the Nasser D. Khalili Collection (Rogers, 2007, p.143, a.no.QUR 850), the Lygo Collection (Kwiatowski 2014 pp.100-1, no.58) and the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto (a.no.AKM814 ). Pages from the same Qur’an were sold in these rooms 7 October 2009, lot 3; 19 October 2016, lot 162, and at Christie’s London, 9 October 2014, lot 2 and 27 April 2017, lot 11.

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