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Lot 170

A Qur'an, possibly Balkans, Western Ottoman provinces, dated AH 1267/1850-1 AD, Arabic text on...

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Lot 170

A Qur'an,
possibly Balkans, Western Ottoman provinces, dated AH 1267/1850-1 AD,
Arabic text on...

Starting Bid: £1,000

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

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Description

A Qur'an,

possibly Balkans, Western Ottoman provinces, dated AH 1267/1850-1 AD,

Arabic text on paper, 301ff., 2fl., 15ll. of black naskh script to the page within red and blue rules, opening folios illuminated in gold, blue, green and pink, their head boards with a floral cusped arch above plain lobed cartouches, the lower board with similar wider cartouches flanked by floral sprays within thin pink borders, the pillars with a hanging and rising gilt vine on dark blue ground, the wide borders with gold scrolling foliated tendrils, surahs heading in red within single red rules, floral and foliated swaying tendrils as marginal markers,  gold roundels as verse markers, catchwords, marginal annotations, paginated, the whole in single red rule, in contemporary red and gilt morocco binding, the lobed centrepiece with intricate entrelacs, the spandrels with scrolling tendril, the fore-edge flap with calligraphic cartouche reading "(the book) which none touched saved the purified (لَّا يَمَسُّهُ إِلَّا الْمُطَهَّرُونَ), Qur'an 56, v. 79", the flap with lobed medallions and corner pieces with similar floral decoration to the covers, some gilt rubbed and now lacking overall, scuffed

24.2 x 17.1cm.

 

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