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Auction 125, Lot 897

"[Lot of 2 - Koran Leaves]", Anon.

Subject: Manuscripts

Period: 1860 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 6.6 inches
10.9 x 16.8 cm

Pair 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.


Condition: A

A few spots in the blank margins.

Estimate: $100 - $150


Closed on 9/24/2008