Koran Ottoman c 1750 (2)

Catalog Number 23273
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This is a leaf is part of a lot of five (5) leaves offered in this auction and all are from a fragment of an illuminated Koran, Otterman, circa early to mid 1800's, on high quality burnished paper (178x119 mm.). There are fifteen lines of text in a delicate but firm black naskhi script, with full vowels and diacritical signs, rules in gold, blue and red, gold rosettes, illuminated Surah headings of white thuluth script on a gold ground and marginal devices of a single floral arrangement in polychrome atypical of that era. Verso: fifteen lines of black naskhi script. Condition of this leaf is less than Fine [F-] due to devotional use.

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