Auction 122, Lot 856

"[Lot of 2 - Arabic Leaves]", Osman Nuri bin el Haj

Subject: Illuminated Manuscripts

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Ottoman Koran

Color: Hand Color

4.4 x 7 inches
11.2 x 17.8 cm

Two pages of superb Koran leaves by the renowned calligrapher, Osman Nuri bin el Haj. Each side is written in Arabic Naskhi script in black ink and illuminated with burnished gold leaf with red and green ink. 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. Beautiful marginal decoration.


Condition: A

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $210

Closed on 12/5/2007