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An illuminated Qur’an, copied by Mehmed bitartarbazari, Turkey, Ottoman, early 19th century
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15,00020,000
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39
An illuminated Qur’an, copied by Mehmed bitartarbazari, Turkey, Ottoman, early 19th century
Estimate
15,00020,000
JUMP TO LOT

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An illuminated Qur’an, copied by Mehmed bitartarbazari, Turkey, Ottoman, early 19th century
Arabic manuscript on paper, 304 leaves plus 5 fly-leaves, 15 lines to the page, written in naskh script in black ink, ruled in gold, black and red, verses separated by gold and polychrome rosettes, gold and polychrome floral marginal markers, surah headings in white ink against a gold ground within polychrome cartouches, polychrome opening double page frontispiece finely decorated with interlacing scrolls in two gold tones, in fine Ottoman binding, with flap
18.6 by 11.8cm.


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Catalogue Note

The fine opening pages, illuminated with two tones of gold and very dense scrolls, recalls two Qur'ans dated to the beginning of the nineteenth century and published in Derman 2010, no.72 and 77. The binding, likely to be the original, is finely decorated with a gilt-stamped central almond-shaped panel decorated with chi-cloud motifs (category NA.5, see Déroche 2015, p.302).

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