Lot 152: A LARGE ILLUMINATED QUR'AN LEAF ON VELLUM, NORTH AFRICA OR NEAR EAST, LATE 9TH CENTURY AD |
October 19, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
text: surah al-mulk (LXVII), part of verse 3 to part of verse 6
Arabic manuscript on vellum, 7 lines to the page, written in elongated Kufic script in dark brown ink, verses separated by an outlined cluster of 6 gold dots, numbered in the outer margins in Arabic and Persian numerals
In fairly good overall condition, stains and buckling, recto ink abraded, minor tears to leaf edges, as viewed.
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Dimensions: 23.5 by 32.5cm.