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An illuminated Qur’an, copied by Mehmed Tahir al-Shukri, student of 'Abd al-Rahman al-Wasfi, illuminated by Mahmud Hilmi, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1252 AH/1836-37 AD
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An illuminated Qur’an, copied by Mehmed Tahir al-Shukri, student of 'Abd al-Rahman al-Wasfi, illuminated by Mahmud Hilmi, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1252 AH/1836-37 AD
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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An illuminated Qur’an, copied by Mehmed Tahir al-Shukri, student of 'Abd al-Rahman al-Wasfi, illuminated by Mahmud Hilmi, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1252 AH/1836-37 AD
Arabic manuscript on paper, 312 leaves plus 4 fly-leaves, 15 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink, ruled in gold, black and red, verses separated by gold pointed markers, gold and polychrome floral marginal markers, surah headings in white ink against a floral ground within cartouches, gold and polychrome opening double page frontispiece decorated with interlacing floral scrolls, in dark red Ottoman binding decorated with gilt-stamped circular motifs, with flap
25.3 by 18cm.
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Catalogue Note

Mehmed Tahir (d.1846) is reputed to have taught calligraphy to the young Prince Abdulmecid before his coronation as Sultan (1839) and deeply influenced the Sultan's taste and passion for Mahmud Celaleddin's style, of whom Mehmed Tahir had been a student. Mehmed Tahir is not recorded using the nisba al-Shukri before. See Derman 2009, p.142.

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