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Auction 102, Lot 569

"[Illuminated Koran Leaves]", Hilmi, Mehmet

Subject: Manuscripts

Period: 1880 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

4.5 x 7.2 inches
11.4 x 18.3 cm
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Original manuscript fascicle of five leafs from an Ottoman period Koran. The text is in Arabic, written in clear Naskhi script by the scribe, Mehmet Hilmi. The highly polished paper is characteristic of that used for sacred texts. It was made by a separate guild and is sized with albumen and polished with an agate polisher. The text is written in black ink, highlighted in several colors and enclosed in gold borders. Leaves contain several surrah headings.


Condition: A

A few marginal spots.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $120

Closed on 3/5/2003