Koran Shiraz Persia 1553-1554 (1)

Catalog Number 18000
 
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Country of Origin

Shiraz Persia

Source

Koran

Date

1553-1554

Language

Arabic

Script

Naskhi

Scribe

Unknown

Size of Leaf

325 x 220 mm. approximately [12.875 x 8.75 inches]

Condition

Fine

Description

This is a leaf from a large illuminated Safavid Persian Koran, most likely Shiraz, 1553-1554, on paper 325 x 220 mm. approximately [12.875 x 8.75 inches]. There are fourteen lines of Naskhi script, full vowels and diacritical signs in black ink, gold rondels seperate each verse, gold ruled borders and polychrome marginal devices that are stunning. Verso: fourteen lines of Naskhi script gold rondels seperate each verse and polychrome marginal devices. This is of fine qualtity amd most imposing example of the "Holy Book" from this period. Due to the age of this leaf and few leaves survived; the remaining leaves we consider it to be of fine condition. References: The Nasser D. K. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art (Vol. III) After Timue, 1992, David James Section 41 pp. 164-169.

Price:
$300.00
SKU:
18000
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