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Auction 106, Lot 611

"[Illuminated Koran Leaf]", Osman Nuri bin el Haj

Subject: Manuscript

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Ottoman Koran

Color: Hand Color

4.5 x 7.2 inches
11.4 x 18.3 cm
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Original manuscript leaf from an Ottoman period Koran. The text is in Arabic, written in clear Naskhi script by the scribe. 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, with a marginal decoration on one side.


Condition: A

Estimate: $75 - $100

Sold for: $55

Closed on 3/3/2004