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Auction: Islamic & Indian Art
was auctioned on: 25 October 2019
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Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
ca. US$1,292 - US$1,938
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 138, Views: 33

A SCHOLARLY MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTION OF THIRTY-TWO FRAGMENTED CALLIGRAPHIC FOLIOS Near East, Morocco, Egypt and Iran, 11th - 19th century Comprising seven fragments of Eastern Kufic script on cream-coloured paper, the calligraphy in black ink and diacritic marks in red ink, sura headings in faded brownish ink, evidence of rosettes as border illuminations, the tallest 20.5cm high; three folios from Firdawsi's Shahnama, two of the Injuid period, one in later nasta'liq, the text divided in vertical columns and in black ink, the largest 36.5cm x 28.5cm; eight folios of 19th-century North African hadith, 9ll. of black and red ink to the page, 22.5cm x 16cm; a 19th-century printed squared Kufic composition, 23cm x 19.6cm; a large Ilkhanid Qur'an loose folio with golden and cobalt blue roundels and drop-shaped illuminations, 40.5cm x 30cm; a late Mamluk loose Qur'an folio with golden rosettes as verse markers, 26cm x 17.5cm; a Southern Iraqi loose folio from a 15th-century student's Qur'an, 30cm x 20.5cm; three loose folios from a 16th-century Moroccan Qur'an, 27cm x 20.2cm; seven folios of hadith in North African or Ethiopian script, 23ll. of black and red ink to the page, 22.5cm x 16.5cm.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Chiswick Auctions
Title: Islamic & Indian Art
Date of the auction: 25 Oct 2019
Address: Chiswick Auctions
Colville Road 1
W3 8BL London
United Kingdom
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