Catalog Archive
Auction 123, Lot 825

"[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.


Condition: A

Bottom margin with a short tear, well away from text.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/20/2008