Lot 181: A LARGE ILLUMINATED QUR'AN, COPIED BY AL-SHARIFA AL-HAFIZA ZULAYKHA KHATIMI AL-SA'DI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1278 AH/1861 AD |
October 19, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Arabic manuscript on paper, 349 leaves plus 4 flyleaves, 13 lines to the page, written in naskh script in black ink, verses separated by pointed gold roundels, catchwords, margins ruled in black, gold and red, surah headings in white thuluth script within a gold-ground panel with simple floral decoration, textual divisions marked by illuminated marginal devices, double page illuminated frontispiece incorporating large leafy flower heads against a gold ground punched with cintamani motifs, brown morocco binding with central oblong panel with gold leafy trellis pattern and rope-work border, with flap
In good overall condition, pages clean, text bold, illumination bright, slightly thumbed, as viewed.
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Dimensions: 24.2 by 17cm.