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Auction 125, Lot 896

"[Lot of 3 - Koran Leaves]", Anon.

Subject: Manuscripts

Period: 1830 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

4.5 x 7 inches
11.4 x 17.8 cm

Three leaves from an early 19th century Ottoman manuscript Koran used by a faith-healing sect with wonderful marginal notations. 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.


Condition: A

Estimate: $150 - $200


Closed on 9/24/2008