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Lot 179

A Provincial Mamluk Qur'an Juz,  Arabian coast, circa 14th century  Juz' XXIV, Arabic manuscript...

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Lot 179

A Provincial Mamluk Qur'an Juz, 
Arabian coast, circa 14th century 
Juz' XXIV, Arabic manuscript...

Starting Bid: £1,400

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

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Lot 179

Description

A Provincial Mamluk Qur'an Juz, 

Arabian coast, circa 14th century 

Juz' XXIV, Arabic manuscript on paper, 49ff. plus two fly-leaves, each folio with 5ll. of thick black naskh script, with red double-interlinear divisions, with gold and polychrome rosette verse markers, sura headings in white thuluth script outlined in black on gold ground, with marginal black and gold illuminated circular medallions, opening folio with title in white thuluth script outlined in black on gold ground within green frame, colophon possibly added with date of Shawal AH 710/1320AD, in stamped brown morocco binding with flap

Text panel 10.1 x 7.3cm.; folio 17 x 12.5cm.

Provenance: Christie's South Kensington, 5 October, 2012, Lot 550

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Another juz' (XXVI) from the same Qur'an sold at Christie's South Kensington, 23 April 2012, lot 119. The colophon in that juz contained the date Safar AH710/1320AD, the same as ours, and the name of (Sultan) Da'ud b. Yusuf b. 'Umar b. 'Ali b. Rasul (r. 1296-1321AD).  

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