Auction 126, Lot 829

"[Lot of 2 - Arabic Leaves]", Osman Nuri bin el Haj

Subject: Manuscripts

Period: 1850 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 7 inches
10.9 x 17.8 cm

Pair of superb Koran leaves by the renowned calligrapher, Osman Nuri bin el Haj. Each side is written in Arabic Naskhi script in black ink and illuminated with burnished gold leaf with red and green ink. The 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. Includes a beautiful marginal decoration.


Condition: A

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/3/2008