AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY AHMED AL-HILMI, STUDENT OF MEHMED HULUSI EFENDI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, PROBABLY EDIRNE, MID-19TH CENTURY
AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY AHMED AL-HILMI, STUDENT OF MEHMED HULUSI EFENDI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, PROBABLY EDIRNE, MID-19TH CENTURY
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AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY AHMED AL-HILMI, STUDENT OF MEHMED HULUSI EFENDI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, PROBABLY EDIRNE, MID-19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY AHMED AL-HILMI, STUDENT OF MEHMED HULUSI EFENDI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, PROBABLY EDIRNE, MID-19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot Sold:13,750GBP

Lot Details

Description

AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY AHMED AL-HILMI, STUDENT OF MEHMED HULUSI EFENDI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, PROBABLY EDIRNE, MID-19TH CENTURY


Arabic manuscript on paper, 300 leaves plus 2 fly-leaves, 15 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink, ruled in gold, verses separated by gold roundels, surah headings in white riqa against a gold ground, blue and gold verse markers in the margins, f.1b and f.2a with an illuminated frontispiece, f.299a with the colophon within a roundel against a gold ground, in brown gilt leather binding, with flap


text panel: 15 by 8cm.

leaf: 20. by 13.2cm.

Condition Report

The margins are clean, the paper with some tears due to the corrosion of the ink and use as well, some smudges and stains thorough, some folios and quires loose, possibly incomplete, some losses to 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.43, pp.180-1.

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