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Auction 103, Lot 597

"[Lot of 2 - Illuminated Koran Leaves]", Abdul, Osman

Subject: Manuscripts

Period: 1822 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

4.5 x 7 inches
11.4 x 17.8 cm
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Original manuscript leaves from an Ottoman period Koran. The text is Arabic, written in Naskhi script by the scribe, Osman Abdul. 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. Each side is written in black ink and illuminated with burnished gold leaf with red ink. A bifolium with a Surrah heading.


Condition: A

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/11/2003