Lot 13
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AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN SECTION, PROBABLY EGYPT OR SYRIA, MAMLUK, SECOND QUARTER 14TH CENTURY |

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 GBP
Sold
50,000 GBP
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Description

Surah al-Ahqaf (XLVI) to surah Qaf (L)Arabic manuscript on paper, 40 leaves plus 1 fly-leaf, 5 lines to the page written in fine muhaqqaq in black ink, ruled in gold, black and blue, verses marked by gold pointed rosettes, the margins with different shaped markers in gold, blue and green, 4 surah headings written in white ornamental Kufic against a cobalt blue ground decorated with gold scrolls within a gold cartouche, f.1b and 2a with a fine polychrome and gold frontispiece, f.2b and 3a with a lavishly illuminated bifolium, decorated with three lines of black muhaqqaq within clouds against an etched ground with tri-dots, missing one leaf at the end, in brown leather binding with a central oval medallion, with flap
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