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Lot 230

A Sultanate Qur'an juz, India, 15th or early 16th century, Arabic manuscript on paper, 20ff....

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Lot 230

A Sultanate Qur'an juz, India, 15th or early 16th century, Arabic manuscript on paper, 20ff....

Price Realised: £4,680

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 230


A Sultanate Qur'an juz, India, 15th or early 16th century, Arabic manuscript on paper, 20ff. plus two fly-leaves, each folio with 6ll. of black-outlined gold naskh in two text blocks alternated with 3ll. of gold-outlined blue thuluth, gold verse markers, gold and polychrome medallion markers, sura headings in gold naskh within blue or red cartouches, the margins restored, occasional water staining, in stamped brown morocco, folio 26.9 x 21cm.

Provenance: Private collection London formed in the 1960s-1980s



For another juz from this qur'an see Christie's 21 April 2016, Lot 5.

A related Quran with similar illumination was sold at Christie's, 8 April 2008, lot 274.

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