Auction 101, Lot 537

"[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

Superb double-page 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 tape stains in top margin.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/4/2002

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