Koran Indian Mughal 1712 (13)

Catalog Number 34159
 
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Country of Origin

India

Source

Koran

Date

1712

Language

Arabic

Script

Naskh

Scribe

Muhammad  Arif al-Haravi

Size of Leaf

225 x 140 mm. Approximately (8.86 x 5.15 in.)

Condition

Less than fine [F-]

Description

 

A leaf from a fragment of an illuminated Mogul Koran, copied by Muhammad  Arif al-Haravi, known as "the second Yaqut", India, 18th century, on paper (225 x 140 mm.). There are fifteen lines of clear naskhi script to the page, interlinear gilt decoration throughout, gold discs between verses, margins ruled in colors and gold, sura headings in red, catchwords, outer borders decorated with floral sprays in gold. Verso: fifteen lines of clear naskhi script to the page, interlinear gilt decoration throughout, gold discs between verses, margins ruled in colors and gold, sura headings in red, catchwords, outer borders decorated with floral sprays in gold

Mohammad Arif was a naskh and thuluth scribe, who received the title Yaqut Raqamkhan from the Shah  Alam I (AH1119-24/AD 1707-12) (see M. Hadayat Husain (ed.) Ghulam Muhammad Dihlavi, The Tadhkira-l-Khushnavisan, Calcutta, 1910 p. 126).

On the opening page, there is a library note stating that the manuscript was bought and handed over to Hafiz  Adb al-Rahman, the keeper of the library in 15th Jumadi l, AH [11]33/14 March AD 1721.

Condition of this leaf is less than fine [F-] due to damp staining and some fraying of edges yet quite a rare example of a Mughal Koran.

 

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$100.00
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34159
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