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Auction 123, Lot 824

"[Illuminated Koran Leaf]", Anon.

Subject: Illuminated Manuscript

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10.2 x 14.5 inches
25.9 x 36.8 cm

Original manuscript leaf from an Ottoman period Koran. The text is Arabic, written in Naskhi script. 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 with some red ink and illuminated with burnished gold leaf, marginal notations.


Condition: A

Minor loss in one corner, well away from text.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/20/2008