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A Quran folio in Muhaqqaq, Shiraz, Iran, circa 1525-1550, Arabic manuscript on paper, a single...

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Lot 229

A Quran folio in Muhaqqaq, Shiraz, Iran, circa 1525-1550, Arabic manuscript on paper, a single...

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Estimate: £300 - £500

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Lot 229


A Quran folio in Muhaqqaq, Shiraz, Iran, circa 1525-1550, Arabic manuscript on paper, a single folio from a Qur'an with 12 ll. of Muhaqqaq to the page in black and gold, each line written within a ruled panel on varying coloured ground, a practice extremely rare in any period, verse markers of illuminated six-pointed stars in gold circles, the text bordered to the left by decorative motifs that mark the fifth and tenth verses - a fine eight-pointed, blue-bordered star with a golden centre and a brightly coloured floral design - and a cartouche richly illuminated in gold and colour, filled with arabesque and a central palmette, folio 44 cm high; 29.5 cm diam.

Published: Paper Parchment Steel & Stone, Calligraphy and the Arts of Islam from the 8th to the 19th century, exhibition catalogue, Spink, 27 April - 15 May 1 1998, no. 12;

Another folio is in the Khalili Collection of Islamic Art and illustrated in David James, 'After Timur', 1992, Qur'ans of the 15th and 16th Centuries, no. 42, pp. 170-171

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