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Lot 390: (MANUSCRIPT LEAVES.) An illuminated Quran vellum leaf.

MAPS & ATLASES; NATURAL HISTORY; PLATE BOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

December 8, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: (MANUSCRIPT LEAVES.) An illuminated Quran vellum leaf. Red, black, and green ink on vellum, border in gold. 16 lines of manuscript text on recto and verso. 4x6 1/2 inches sheet size; scattered abrasion and remnants of a clear adhesive. sold as is. [North Africa or the Near East, 8-9th centuries?]

Notes: With a further, smaller leaf (3x3 3/4 inches) of approximately the same geographic and temporal origin.

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