Auction 103, Lot 600

"[Lot of 10 Illuminated Koran Leaves]", Anon.

Subject: Manuscripts

Period: 1860 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

4.5 x 7.2 inches
11.4 x 18.3 cm

Facile of ten leaves from an Ottoman period Koran. The text is in Arabic, written in clear Naskhi script. Two complete Surrah headings and a marginal decoration ornament the leaves. 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.


Condition: A

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/11/2003