Auction 107, Lot 621

"Four Illuminated Koran Leaves", Osman Nuri bin el Haj

Subject: Manuscripts

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Ottoman Koran

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.5 x 7.2 inches
11.4 x 18.3 cm

Four lovely leaves 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 in beautiful color on two leaves and a gold Surrah heading on another.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/9/2004

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