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Ɵ Section from a Maghribi Qur’an, in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on paper

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Price realised:  £1,200
ca. US$1,547
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ƟSection from a Maghribi Qur’an, in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on paper [probably Tunisia, first half of nineteenth century] single volume, 120 leaves, containing text from surah al-Hajj (22:1) until the end of the Qur’an, a few leaves lacking from final section of the text, single column, 17 lines of sepia maghribi, diacritics and vocalisation in red, full-page frontispiece illumination opening the text, with a rectangular device formed of multiple circles making up geometric shapes, decorative devices extending into the outer margin of the leaf, coloured in red and blue and heightened in gold, illuminated polychrome banner in similar style opening the text, surah heading in kufic script, leaves browned (as common) and a few outer edges chipped, overall good condition, 160 by 180 mm.; in contemporary leather with flap, ruled in blind with central medallions to covers, rebacked, outer edges worn Ɵ Indicates that the lot is subject to buyer’s premium of 25% exclusive of VAT (0% VAT).

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Title: Works on Paper from the Islamic and Near Eastern Worlds
Date of the auction: 18 Oct 2019 - 22 Oct 2019
Address: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
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