TWENTY-NINE ILLUMINATED QUR’AN AJZA', COPIED BY MUHAMMED SADIQ AL-HUSAINI AL-YAZDI, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1243 AH/1827-28 AD
TWENTY-NINE ILLUMINATED QUR’AN AJZA', COPIED BY MUHAMMED SADIQ AL-HUSAINI AL-YAZDI, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1243 AH/1827-28 AD
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TWENTY-NINE ILLUMINATED QUR’AN AJZA', COPIED BY MUHAMMED SADIQ AL-HUSAINI AL-YAZDI, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1243 AH/1827-28 AD

Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 GBP

TWENTY-NINE ILLUMINATED QUR’AN AJZA', COPIED BY MUHAMMED SADIQ AL-HUSAINI AL-YAZDI, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1243 AH/1827-28 AD

Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

TWENTY-NINE ILLUMINATED QUR’AN AJZA', COPIED BY MUHAMMED SADIQ AL-HUSAINI AL-YAZDI, PERSIA, QAJAR, DATED 1243 AH/1827-28 AD


Arabic manuscript on paper, each volume with 12 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink, ruled in red, green, gold and blue, verses separated by gold and polychrome rosettes, surah headings in white or blue or pink riqa’ against a gold ground within polychrome cartouches, gold and polychrome hisb markers in the margins, the illuminated opening double pages of each juz’ decorated with a gold and polychrome border of interlacing flowers and an illuminated heading, juz' I with an opening illuminated frontispiece, in green leather binding


(29)


text panel: 16.7 by 9.3cm.

leaf: 24.9 by 16cm.

Condition Report

The margins overall clean, one page has been heavily annotated later in green ink, some stains and rubbing, incomplete, losses to the illumination, as viewed.


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Cataloguing

Literature

N. Safwat, A Collector’s Eye. Islamic calligraphy in Qur’ans and other manuscripts, London 2010, no.11, pp.62-63.

Catalogue Note

A Qur'an in thirty sections, with fitted case and dated 1271 AH/1854-55 AD, sold at Christie's London, 21 April 2016, lot 120. Another comparable set, in sixty volumes and dated 1258-59 AH/1842-44 AD sold in these rooms, 1 May 2019, lot 52.

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