Lot n° 25
4000 - 5000
Quatorze folios d'un grand coran mamelouk
Egypt or Syria, early 14th century
Arabic manuscript on paper, 14ff. with 13 ll. per page, in muhaqqaq in black ink, end of verses marked with gold rosettes, two sura titles (Ibrahim and Maryam), in white thuluth, in reserve on a gold background, in illuminated cartouches ending with a gold and blue pastille furnished with a lotus flower, marginal medallions inscribed with subdivisions, almond-shaped. Several tears, old restorations.
Text : 34 x 20 cm ; Page : 41.5 x 29 cm
Text : Sura Yusuf (12), v. 67 (part) to the end, Sura al-Ra'd (13) complete, Sura Ibrahim (14), vv. 1-22 (part), Sura al-Kahf (18), (part) v. 66 to the end, Sura Maryam (19), vv. 1-98 (part). For one half of a very similar Qur'an, smaller in size, see: Christie's, Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, London, October 5, 2010, lot 137.
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