Auction 126, Lot 830

"[Lot of 4 - Koran Leaves]", Anon.

Subject: Manuscripts

Period: 1860 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 6.6 inches
10.9 x 16.8 cm

Four 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.


Condition: A

Minor soil in margins.

Estimate: $130 - $180


Closed on 12/3/2008