Auction 100, Lot 524

"[Illuminated Koran Leaf]", Osman Nuri bin el Haj

Subject: Illuminated Manuscript

Period: 1850 (circa)

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Size:
8.6 x 6.9 inches
21.8 x 17.5 cm

Splendid double sheet Koran leaf by this renowned calligrapher. A superb example of 19th century Islamic text. Each side is written in black ink and illuminated with burnished gold leaf with red and green ink. Both sides include a marginal decoration.

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Condition: A

Tiny bit of smudged ink, else very fine.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $190

Closed on 9/12/2002

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