Auction 154, Lot 761

"[Lot of 12 - Illuminated Koran Leaves]", Anon.

Subject: Illuminated Manuscripts

Period: 1850 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

4.4 x 6.7 inches
11.2 x 17 cm

Twelve original manuscript leaves from an Ottoman period Koran from Istanbul. 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: B+

Very light soiling on watermarked paper. Two leaves have a couple of tiny holes.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/16/2015