Islamic Art Auction - June 4 - 2020
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Lot 55 - AN OTTOMAN QURAN WITH HILYA COPIED BY MUHAMMAD ZADEH, TURKEY, 18TH CENTURY

قرآن عثماني مع حلية شريفة نسخت من قبل محمد زاده

Lot nr: 55
Reference: 300-1713 (€ 10.000 - € 14.000)

An Arabic manuscript on polished paper, 422 leaves plus 6 fly-leaves, 13 lines to the page, written in fine naskh script in black ink, verses separated by small gold roundels pointed in red, catchwords.
Each tenth verse marked with the Arabic word ‘Ashr’ written diagonally in the margin, illuminated floral marginal devices. Surah headings written in white thuluth script within gold-ground floral panels, opening illuminated double-page frontispiece elaborately decorated with interlacing polychrome flowers against a punched gold ground, morocco binding with gilt-stamped medallions and corner pieces composed of scrolling vines, with flap.
The last page is an illuminated Hilya, Arabic manuscript on paper of two circular text-blocks with 16 lines written in black naskh script separated by gold roundels pointed in red, set against a gold ground with floral motifs.
18 by 12 cm.



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Reference: 300-1713
Lot nr: 55
Estimate: € 10.000 - € 14.000
Starting bid: € 8.000
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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