Lot n° 4
6000 - 7000
Fragment d'un folio de coran en maghribi doré sur vélin
Andalusia or North Africa, 12th/13th century
Sura al-Ra'd (13), part of v. 31- beginning of v. 33, end of v. 33 - 35 (part). Manuscript on vellum, 5 ll. written in gilded maghrebi, highlighted in black, vocalization in red, shadda and sukun in blue, hamza marked in yellow and gold. Verses marked by roundels with blue background surrounded by gold, inscribed with the word "Ayah" in kufic script in reserve on the blue background. The fifth line of the recto has disappeared.
10.3 x 18 cm
This fragment probably comes from a folio originally containing 6 or 7 ll, and given the missing text between the recto and verso, we can guess that most likely only one or two lines are missing. Other sections or fragments of the same group are preserved in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin (Ms.1424), Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris (S.L.217), and some folios in the Metropolitan Museum, New York (Ms.37.21). A folio with 9 ll., was sold at Sotheby's in London: Arts of the Islamic World, 2006, lot 14.
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