"[Illuminated Koran Leaf]", Osman Nuri bin el Haj
Subject: Illuminated Manuscript
Period: 1850 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
8.5 x 6.9 inches
21.6 x 17.5 cm
Splendid double-page Koran leaf by this renowned Ottoman calligrapher. A superb example of 19th century Islamic text. Each side is written in black ink and illuminated with burnished gold leaf with red and green ink.
Bottom margin with a short tear, well away from text.