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AN ILLUMINATED QUR'AN, COPIED BY SULEIMAN IBN ZAIN AL-ABIDIN KNOWN AS...

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Estimate: £8,000 - £10,000
ca. US$12,686 - US$15,858
Price realised:  £23,750
ca. US$37,664
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AN ILLUMINATED QUR'AN, COPIED BY SULEIMAN IBN ZAIN AL-ABIDIN KNOWN AS TAWFIQI, TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1217 AH/1802-03 AD Illuminated Arabic manuscript on paper, 340 leaves, 15 lines per page written in neat naskhi script in black ink, gold florets between verses, margins ruled in gold and colours, sura headings written in white thuluth script on illuminated panels, further text divisions marked in margins, opening double page frontispiece with floral illumination in colours, gold and silver, colophon surrounded by polychrome floral illumination, 19th century gilt-stamped green morocco binding, with flap 18.7 by 11.5cm.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: A Princely Collection: Treasures from the Islamic World
Date of the auction: 5 Oct 2010
Address: Sotheby's
London