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1796 Antique Quran Leaf Lot (3) Large Illuminated Gold Bordered Sura Persian Manuscripts

Category: Literature
Item Number: 13887
Price: $250

[Quran Illuminated]

This is a three leaf lot from an illuminated Quran, Persia, 1796, on laid paper, page size 7.5" x 4.3." There are seventeen lines of neat black naskh script within a gold frame, text area 5.7" x 3," sura headings in red thulth on gold grounds within blue, gold and polychrome panels, most sura headings in blue within a gold cartouche and blue and gold paneling, Juz' divisions in red thulth on gold cartouches; marginal medallions in gold with red script and blue and red highlights . Verso: seventeen lines of neat black naskh script, sura headings in red thulth on gold grounds within blue, gold and polychrome panels, most sura headings in blue within a gold cartouche and blue and gold paneling ; marginal medallions in gold with red script and blue and red highlights. Condition of this leaf is less than fine [F-] due to extensive devotion usage. The two (2) additional leaves contained in this lot are text only with no suras, medallions or other embellishments. The colophon reads "written by the slave, the sinner, the scribe Ibn Muhammad Ibrahim Muhammad al-Husni", and dated AH 1212 (AD 1796). The format of this Quran and color scheme are very close to that of another eighteenth century Koran in the Quran collection, published in M. Bayani, A. Contadinin and T. Stanley, The Decorated Word, Oxford 1999, pages 166-167 item 55.

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