"[Illuminated Koran Leaf]", Osman Nuri bin el Haj
Subject: Illuminated Manuscript
Period: 1850 (circa)
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.
Tiny tape stains in top margin.