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Lot 144

Prayers and excerpts from the Qur’an copied by ‘Omar ibn Hassan, Sudan,19th century, Arabic...

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Lot 144

Prayers and excerpts from the Qur’an copied by ‘Omar ibn Hassan, Sudan,19th century, Arabic...

Price Realised: £3,936

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

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Lot 144


Prayers and excerpts from the Qur’an copied by ‘Omar ibn Hassan, Sudan,19th century, Arabic manuscript on paper, approx. 500ff., with 9-16ll of Sudani script per page, numerous minuscule interlinear and marginal annotations, loose in limp leather boards and folding wrapper with flap and tie, retaining hair,  with loosely inserted note “Copy of Koran - Given to the Hastings Museum by the late H. E. Dresser, the eminent ornithologist. Said to have been taken from a dead soldier at the Battle of Omdurman”, folio 23 x 17cm. 

The Battle of Omdurman was fought during the Anglo-Egyptian conquest of Sudan on 2nd September 1898.

Provenance: Bloomsbury Auctions, 09/07/2009, lot 30

Henry Eeles Dresser (1838-1915) was a prominent ornithologist. The reverse of the note is a printed invitation from the Committee of the Haslemere Educational Museum, inscribed to Mr Ruskin Butterfield. William Ruskin Butterfield was a curator of the Hastings Museum.



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