Lot 17
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AN ILLUMINATED MINIATURE OCTAGONAL QUR’AN, PERSIA, POSSIBLY TABRIZ, SAFAVID, 16TH CENTURY |

Estimate
18,000 - 25,000 GBP
Sold
21,250 GBP
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Description

Arabic manuscript on paper, 403 leaves, 11 lines to the page, written in naskh script in black ink, verses separated by gold dots, surah headings in white thuluth against a gold ground, opening double page frontispiece decorated with floral gold and polychrome interlace, further double illumianated page with surah al-Fatihah, in contemporaneous gilt-stamped leather binding decorated with fine interlacing palmettes, in later fitted silver-gilt jewelled case
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