Auction 123, Lot 826

"[Illuminated Koran Leaves]", Anon.

Subject: Illuminated Manuscripts

Period: 1860 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 6.6 inches
10.9 x 16.8 cm

Six leaves of original manuscript leaves from an Ottoman period Koran. The text is in Arabic, written in clear Naskhi script. The highly polished 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. The text is written in black ink, highlighted in red with gold accents and borders. The first Surrah heading has colorful accents at the top, with a fine marginal decoration on verso.


Condition: A

Some finger marks in margins, else very good.

Estimate: $120 - $180

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/20/2008