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Auction 123, Lot 823

"[Illuminated Koran Leaf]", Anon.

Subject: Illuminated Manuscripts

Period: 1350 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

8 x 11.2 inches
20.3 x 28.4 cm

This is a very rare leaf from a l4th century Koran in Behari script (sometimes called Herati-Kufic). The name of Allah is written in red and one side contains a beautiful marginal decoration.


Condition: B

Paper is toned and a bit soiled. Edges are somewhat ragged with chipping and old repairs. There is a partially closed repair that extends into the text at bottom.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $425

Closed on 2/20/2008