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An illuminated Qur’an, copied by Ibrahim Tahir, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1171 AH/1757-58 AD
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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An illuminated Qur’an, copied by Ibrahim Tahir, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1171 AH/1757-58 AD
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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An illuminated Qur’an, copied by Ibrahim Tahir, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1171 AH/1757-58 AD
Arabic manuscript on paper, 355 leaves plus 3 fly-leaves, 13 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink, ruled in gold, verses separated by gold and polychrome rosettes, gold and polychrome floral marginal markers, surah headings in white ink against a gold ground within cartouches decorated with flowers, gold and polychrome frontispiece decorated with interlacing scrolls against a blue ground, in fine Ottoman stamped black binding decorated with interlacing scrolls within a lobed centre-piece and corner pieces, with flap
18 by 12.2cm.


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Catalogue Note

A scribe named Ibrahim Tahir is recorded in Rado 1983, p.153, although his date of death is 1167 AH/1753 AD, four year earlier than the date of this Qur’an. Listed as one of the teachers of Mehmed Rasim (Serin 2003, p.148), Ibrahim Tahir was known for having copied several Qur’ans and scientific manuscripts and renowned for his humbleness. In an incident following the death of Mehmed Rasim, Ibrahim Tahir was reported as saying that “those who are called master (ustad) have rarely learnt everything about the art of the pen” (Safwat 2014, p.599).

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