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Manuscript Koran Leaf
1700 - ILLUMINATED LEAF. Manuscript Koran leaf. Likely Persia, 17th-18th century. Single leaf, measuring 11 by 15 inches, written in black ink and illuminated in red, black, blue, and gold inks; mounted in a card folder, entire piece measures 12-1/2 by 18-1/2 inches. $4800.Lovely 17th or 18th century manuscript Koran leaf, scribed in five lines of black ink in a large muhaqqig hand, with ayah markers in gilt and black and an "˜ashr divisional marker in gilt and red surrounded by blue flechettes, all relating a key passage from Sura XXIX, The Spider.This lovely Koran leaf, scribed during the 17th or 18th century, features text from Sura XXIX, The Spider, verses 40-41. It includes the key passage: "As in the example of the Spider, who builds a house; but truly the flimsiest of houses is the Spider's house;""If they but knew." The leaf is made of highly polished paper bears five lines of black ink executed in a large muhaqqig hand, vocalized, with ayah markers in gilt and black. There is an "˜ashr divisional marker in gilt and red, surrounded by blue flechettes. The verso is similar, but lacks the divisional marker. A beautiful leaf in fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
Last Found On: 2016-11-28           Check availability:      AbeBooks    


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