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Late 18th Century Quran Afghanistan or Persia

$52,000.00

Quran Afghanistan or Persia Illuminated manuscript on paper, in Arabic. Measurements of the leaf 160 x 100 mm, portion of the leaf covered in writing 121 x 64 mm. Text written in Naskh script on a single column of 15...


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Quran Afghanistan or Persia Illuminated manuscript on paper, in Arabic. Measurements of the leaf 160 x 100 mm, portion of the leaf covered in writing 121 x 64 mm. Text written in Naskh script on a single column of 15 lines with black ink. Totaling 356 leaves, complete. The decorations include a double title page (sarlaw) illuminated in gold, silver and colors. All the other leaves are framed by a triple decorative line in yellow and blue. The titles of the surahs are in red ink. Back binding in leather with fold, decorated with dry tooling and decorative lines in silver. Traces of restoration works on the first few leaves and traces of burning on the tail edge, browned paper with frail edges. Probably survived a fire. The colophon bears an incomplete date of which only 42 is readable: it is possible that the date was 1142 AH (1721 AD). A writing close to the upper edge of the title page, states that the manuscript belonged to a former Christian, then converted. 

Period: Late 18th Century

Dimensions: 10 x 16 cm

Artist or Maker: Arte Islamica

 

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