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