Lot 5
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AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN SECTION, SPAIN, POSSIBLY VALENCIA, CIRCA 12TH CENTURY AD

Estimate
30,000 - 50,000 GBP
Sold
35,000 GBP
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Description

Arabic manuscript on vellum, 37 leaves, 25 lines to the page, written in brown Andalusi script, diacritics in red and other orthographic signs in blue, the first 2 surah headings in white Kufic script against a gold ground within a cartouche, the other surah headings in gold Kufic ending with a palmette in the margin, verse markers in gold throughout the text or on the margins, f.1a  with left-hand side of a frontispiece consisting of a carpet page decorated with interlacing strap-work,  f.37b with a gold and polychrome carpet page consisting of a central roundel with interlacing patterns, f.36a and 37b with the last 4 surahs surrounded by bands of interlacing strap-work, unbound and incomplete
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