AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY AL-HAJJ SHAMS AL-DIN AL-RAFAQI, STUDENT OF ISMA'IL AL-FARIS, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1284 AH/1867-68 AD
AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY AL-HAJJ SHAMS AL-DIN AL-RAFAQI, STUDENT OF ISMA'IL AL-FARIS, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1284 AH/1867-68 AD
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AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY AL-HAJJ SHAMS AL-DIN AL-RAFAQI, STUDENT OF ISMA'IL AL-FARIS, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1284 AH/1867-68 AD

Estimate: 10,000 - 12,000 GBP

AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY AL-HAJJ SHAMS AL-DIN AL-RAFAQI, STUDENT OF ISMA'IL AL-FARIS, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1284 AH/1867-68 AD

Estimate: 10,000 - 12,000 GBP

Lot Details

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AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY AL-HAJJ SHAMS AL-DIN AL-RAFAQI, STUDENT OF ISMA'IL AL-FARIS, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1284 AH/1867-68 AD


Arabic manuscript on paper, 283 leaves plus 5 fly-leaves, 15 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink, ruled in gold, black and red, verses separated by pointed gold roundels, surah headings in white rounded cursive against a gold ground within cartouches, gold and polychrome verse markes in the margins, f.1b and f.2a with an illuminated frontispiece, in brown leather gilt binding, with flap


19 by 14cm.

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

In good conditions, the margins are clean, with minor smudges and stains, minor losses to the incipit page and scratches to the binding, as viewed.


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