Lot 20
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A LARGE ILLUMINATED QUR'AN, PERSIA, PROBABLY SHIRAZ, SAFAVID, SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY

Estimate
80,000 - 120,000 GBP
Sold
93,750 GBP
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Description

Arabic manuscript on paper, 439 leaves plus 4 fly-leaves, 11 lines to the page, comprising 2 lines of large muhaqqaq script in black at the top and bottom, a middle line of large gold muhaqqaq outlined in black, 8 lines of black naskh against a gold speckled ground, bordered with cartouches with polychrome scrolls on a gold background, ruled in polychrome and gold, verses separated by gold dots, surah headings in white thuluth within polychrome scrolls against a gold ground, numerous verse markers on the margins, opening double page frontispiece decorated with floral gold and polychrome interlace, further double illuminated page with surah al-Fatihah, in stamped leather binding
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