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Lot 178: A SMALL ILLUMINATED QUR'AN, COPIED BY 'UMAR AL-ZUHDI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1264 AH/1847 AD |
October 19, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Arabic manuscript on paper, 287 leaves plus 3 flyleaves, 15 lines to the page, written in small and neat naskh script in black ink, verses separated by pointed gold dots, surah headings in white thuluth within gold-ground panels, various leafy gold sprays within the text, catchwords, margins ruled in gold, double page illuminated frontispiece in colours and gold comprising interlacing split-palmettes and flowers, corresponding finispiece with colophon and gold leafy outer margins, brown morocco binding with panels of trellis design in gold, scroll-work borders, with flap
In good overall condition, spine with tear requiring conservation, one flyleaf loose, illumination bright and pages generally clean, as viewed.
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Dimensions: 14.2 by 10cm.