Islamic Art Auction - June 4 - 2020
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Lot 42 - A RASULID QURAN FOLIO, PROBABLY YEMEN, FIRST HALF 14TH CENTURY

Lot nr: 42
Reference: 300-1602 (€ 2.000 - € 3.000)

An Arabic manuscript on paper, recto and verso with 13 lines to each page written in black naskh script with gold rosette markers pointed by blue dots. The first, middle and the last line in very strong black ink.
Each folio with surah heading composed of white thuluth script outlined in black within a panel set off by squares of gold interlace at each end on an illuminated and extensively gilt ground. Large rosettes indicate each verse within the text, while a gold, pear-shaped device in the margin marks each 5th and 10th verse. Each oneverse is identified in the margin with the word arshar (‘ten’) or khums (‘five’) inside a gold circle with blue border and radiating hair strokes. Surah Al-Munafiqun vv. 11-10, surah Al-Taghabun, and the letterhead of surah Al-Talaq.
folio: 38 by 29.5 cm.

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Reference: 300-1602
Lot nr: 42
Estimate: € 2.000 - € 3.000
Starting bid: € 2.600
Auction start time: 4 June 2020 10:00 am GMT+2
Phone and written bids accepted till: 4 June 2020 09:00 am GMT+2




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