A SMALL ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY FAWZI (?) IBN MUHAMMAD HASHIM MAHMUD AL-MUSAWI, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1277 AH/1860-61 AD
A SMALL ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY FAWZI (?) IBN MUHAMMAD HASHIM MAHMUD AL-MUSAWI, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1277 AH/1860-61 AD
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A SMALL ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY FAWZI (?) IBN MUHAMMAD HASHIM MAHMUD AL-MUSAWI, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1277 AH/1860-61 AD

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

A SMALL ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY FAWZI (?) IBN MUHAMMAD HASHIM MAHMUD AL-MUSAWI, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1277 AH/1860-61 AD

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

A SMALL ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY FAWZI (?) IBN MUHAMMAD HASHIM MAHMUD AL-MUSAWI, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1277 AH/1860-61 AD


Arabic manuscript on paper, 306 leaves plus 4 fly-leaves, 19 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink, ruled in blue and gold, verses separated by gold and polychrome romboids, surah headings in red riqa’ against a gold ground within cartouches, nisf, juz and sajdahs markers in the margins, f.1b and f.2a with a double-page spread of illumination consisting of a central lobed panel with naskh against a blue and gold ground, f.2b and f.4a with a double page of illumination, f.3 with a prayer written in nasta’liq within a tree-shaped cartouche, in lacquer binding decorated with flowers


text panel: 10.6 by 5.5cm.

leaf: 14 by 8.2cm.

Condition Report

The margins are clean and the ink and illuminations crisp as visible, various minor stains, very minor restoration to the paper, some losses to the lacquer on the binding, as viewed.


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Literature

N. Safwat, A Collector’s Eye. Islamic calligraphy in Qur’ans and other manuscripts, London 2010, no.14, pp.73-75.

THE SHAKERINE COLLECTION: Calligraphy in Qur’ans and other Manuscripts
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