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A large illuminated Qur’an, copied by Ahmad Ibn Ilyas, Persia or India, late 16th/early 17th century
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A large illuminated Qur’an, copied by Ahmad Ibn Ilyas, Persia or India, late 16th/early 17th century
Estimate
30,00050,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A large illuminated Qur’an, copied by Ahmad Ibn Ilyas, Persia or India, late 16th/early 17th century
Arabic manuscript on paper, 337 leaves plus 2 flyleaves, 11 lines to the page written in naskh script in black ink, verses separated by gold and polychrome roundels, surah headings within cartouches in red thuluth against a gold background decorated with floral scrolls, ruled in orange, green and gold, ’hasra and khamsa verse markers in red and blue in the margins, opening illuminated double shamsa, followed by a further double page of illumination with text in white muhaqqaq against a gold ground within lobed cartouches decorated with gold and polychrome flower scrolls and chinoiserie cloud bands, first double page of surah al-baqarah (II) similarly illuminated with text in clouds reserved against gold floral ground, the end of the manuscript with prayers in naskh and nasta'liq scripts, with spurius date 921 AH/1515-16 AD, in gold lacquer floral and calligraphic binding with gilt filigree-work medallions on the doublures
37.8 by 24.3cm.
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