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An illuminated Qur'an, probably Bukhara, Shaybanid, 16th century
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An illuminated Qur'an, probably Bukhara, Shaybanid, 16th century
Arabic manuscript on paper, 301 leaves plus 2 fly-leaves, 15 lines to the page, written in neat naskh in black ink, ruled in green, orange, blue and gold, verses separated gold pointed rosettes, surah headings written in white thuluth against a gold ground within a cartouche decorated with polychrome scrolls on a blue ground, catchwords, marginal medallions marking fifth and tenth verses, opening illuminated double shamsa composed of scrolling vines and split-palmettes, with outer margins filled with interlacing foliage, further double illuminated frontispiece with scrolling gold and polychrome flowers against blue, text within cloud bands, final bifolium with band of illumination surrounding the text, brown leather binding with punched decoration
leaf: 22.8 by 14.9cm.
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