"[Lot of 2 - Illuminated Koran Leaves]", Osman Nuri bin el Haj
Period: 1850 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
4.5 x 7.2 inches
11.4 x 18.3 cm
Pair of leaves from an original Ottoman period Koran. The text is in Arabic, written in clear Naskhi script by the scribe. This pair of leaves contains two complete Surrahs, three Surrah headings and three Basmallahs. 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, the gold Surrah headings are decorated with tiny colored flowers.