Lot 48
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AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, PERSIA, QAJAR, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY |

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 GBP
Sold
27,500 GBP
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Description

Arabic manuscript on paper, 237 leaves plus 3 fly-leaves, 15 lines to the page written in naskh in black ink within clouds against a gold ground, ruled in red, verses separated by gold roundels, surah headings in red thuluth, margins with commentaries in black and red naskh, gold and polychrome frontispiece decorated with a fine and thick border of interlacing flowers and split-palmettes, preceded by a double page illuminated with prayers and a double page illuminated frontispiece with index of surahs, in lacquer binding with floral motifs
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