AN ILLUMINATED QUR'AN AND A TREATISE ON QUR'ANIC STUDIES AND PRAYERS, COPIED BY 'ABD AL-BARI, KNOWN AS ADAM, AND AHMAD JAWDET, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1132 AH/1719-20 AD AND 1251 AH/1835-36 AD
AN ILLUMINATED QUR'AN AND A TREATISE ON QUR'ANIC STUDIES AND PRAYERS, COPIED BY 'ABD AL-BARI, KNOWN AS ADAM, AND AHMAD JAWDET, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1132 AH/1719-20 AD AND 1251 AH/1835-36 AD
AN ILLUMINATED QUR'AN AND A TREATISE ON QUR'ANIC STUDIES AND PRAYERS, COPIED BY 'ABD AL-BARI, KNOWN AS ADAM, AND AHMAD JAWDET, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1132 AH/1719-20 AD AND 1251 AH/1835-36 AD
AN ILLUMINATED QUR'AN AND A TREATISE ON QUR'ANIC STUDIES AND PRAYERS, COPIED BY 'ABD AL-BARI, KNOWN AS ADAM, AND AHMAD JAWDET, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1132 AH/1719-20 AD AND 1251 AH/1835-36 AD
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AN ILLUMINATED QUR'AN AND A TREATISE ON QUR'ANIC STUDIES AND PRAYERS, COPIED BY 'ABD AL-BARI, KNOWN AS ADAM, AND AHMAD JAWDET, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1132 AH/1719-20 AD AND 1251 AH/1835-36 AD

Estimate: 7,000 - 10,000 GBP

AN ILLUMINATED QUR'AN AND A TREATISE ON QUR'ANIC STUDIES AND PRAYERS, COPIED BY 'ABD AL-BARI, KNOWN AS ADAM, AND AHMAD JAWDET, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1132 AH/1719-20 AD AND 1251 AH/1835-36 AD

Estimate: 7,000 - 10,000 GBP

Lot Sold:21,250GBP

Lot Details

Description

AN ILLUMINATED QUR'AN AND A TREATISE ON QUR'ANIC STUDIES AND PRAYERS, COPIED BY 'ABD AL-BARI, KNOWN AS ADAM, AND AHMAD JAWDET, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1132 AH/1719-20 AD AND 1251 AH/1835-36 AD


Arabic manuscript on paper, 434 leaves plus 4 fly-leaves, 14 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink, ruled in black and gold, verses separated by gold and polychrome dotted roundels, surah headings in gold riqa’ within cartouches, f.1b and f.2a with an illuminated frontispiece, in brown gilt and stamped leather binding, with flap


text panel: 11.3 by 5.7cm.

leaf: 18.1 by 11cm.

Condition Report

The margins clean, minor stains and rubbing, as viewed.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Cataloguing

Provenance

Sold in these rooms, 28 April 1981, lot 283.

Literature

N. Safwat, A Collector’s Eye. Islamic calligraphy in Qur’ans and other manuscripts, London 2010, no.28, pp.126-9.

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