Auction 103, Lot 580

"[Illuminated Koran Leaf]", Anon.

Subject: Medieval Manuscripts

Period: 1350 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8 x 11.2 inches
20.3 x 28.4 cm

This is a very rare leaf from a l4th century Koran in Behari script (sometimes called Herati-Kufic). The name of Allah is written in red and one side contains a beautiful marginal decoration.

References:

Condition: B

Leaf is well worn with some old repairs and replaced corners. One tear entering text at bottom. Couple of smudged letters and spots of candle wax.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Unsold

Closed on 6/11/2003

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