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Auction 104, Lot 681

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

Subject: Manuscripts

Period: 1822 (circa)



4.5 x 7 inches
11.4 x 17.8 cm
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Fine pair of original manuscript leaves from an Ottoman period Koran. The text is Arabic, written in Naskhi script by the scribe, Osman Abdul. The 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 and red ink with marginal notations and illuminated with burnished gold leaf. One leaf includes a fine marginal decoration.


Condition: A

Minor marginal soil and a couple of smudges.

Estimate: $130 - $180

Sold for: $95

Closed on 9/10/2003