Koran Ottoman c. 1835 (9)

Catalog Number 21970
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This is a leaf from a fragment of an illuminated Koran, Second Chapter or Surah (Al-Baqarah) The Cow, Ottoman, circa early to mid 1800;s, on high quality burnished paper (165x110 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 heading of white thuluth script on a gold ground and marginal devices in polychrome atypical of that era. Verso: fifteen lines of black naskhi script. Condition of this leaf is Fine [F].

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