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Auction: Auction 11.10.2005
was auctioned on: 11 October 2005
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Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000
ca. US$21,160 - US$31,740
Price realised:  £10,800
ca. US$19,044
Lot number 9, Views: 114

A LARGE AND IMPORTANT QUR'AN FROM SULTANATE INDIA COPIED BY SHEIKH MUHAMMAD SADIQI, BIHAR, AH 1003/1594-95 AD OR EARLIER Manuscript on cream paper, 642ff. with 8ll. of black muhaqqaq between 3ll. of large red muhaqqaq , the word Allah and other important words in gold, blue, gold, red and black floret between verses, 'ashr markers with gold 'ain in variously coloured medallions over white or coloured foliage, juz' divisions indicated by blue roundels containing gold squares and triangles, other divisions with blue teardrop-shaped markers, sura headings in gold on coloured ground, opening with double-page illumination, similar double-page illumination in centre and at end of Qur'anic text, opening with explanation of text layout, written in nasta'liq , then illuminated double-page with dedicatory inscription in small black naskh , Falnameh after Qur'anic text written in nasta'liq , tafsir written in margin, brown morocco binding with flap, spine repaired, generally in very good condition Folio 18 x 12in. (45.8 x 30.5cm.)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 11.10.2005
Date of the auction: 11 Oct 2005
Address: Christie's
London, King Street