AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY IBRAHIM AL-LABIB B. AL-HAJJ ‘UMAR AL-HARBUTI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1277 AH/1860-61 AD
AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY IBRAHIM AL-LABIB B. AL-HAJJ ‘UMAR AL-HARBUTI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1277 AH/1860-61 AD
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AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY IBRAHIM AL-LABIB B. AL-HAJJ ‘UMAR AL-HARBUTI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1277 AH/1860-61 AD

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY IBRAHIM AL-LABIB B. AL-HAJJ ‘UMAR AL-HARBUTI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1277 AH/1860-61 AD

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

AN ILLUMINATED QUR’AN, COPIED BY IBRAHIM AL-LABIB B. AL-HAJJ ‘UMAR AL-HARBUTI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1277 AH/1860-61 AD


Arabic manuscript on paper, 299 leaves plus 3 fly-leaves, 15 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink, ruled in blue and gold, verses separated by gold and polychrome rosettes, surah headings in white riqa’ against a gold ground within polychrome cartouches, gold and polychrome verse markers in the margins, f.1b and f.2a with an illuminated frontispiece, f.298b with a finispiece folio with the colophon in a polychrome and gold roundel, in brown gilt and stamped leather binding, with flap


text panel: 12.5 by 6.8cm.

leaf: 19.2 by 12.3cm.

Condition Report

The margins clean, with some stains and minor tears, some smudging and losses, some losses to the illumination, minor damages to the binding


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Literature

N. Safwat, A Collector’s Eye. Islamic calligraphy in Qur’ans and other manuscripts, London 2010, no.40, pp.170-1.

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