Coran miniature

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Coran miniature
Iran, Safavid art, 17th century Arabic manuscript on paper, ink, gouache and gold, 241 ff. plus 9 endpapers, 16 ll. per page in naskh script. Titles of the suras in gold thuluth, the verses separated by roundels. Illuminated double-frontispiece. Bound in papier-mâché and lacquered, decorated with flowers. Some tears, stains. Text : 6 x 3.2 cm ; Page : 8.2 x 5 cm Christie's, Islamic Art, Indian Miniatures, Rugs and Carpets, London, 19 October 1993, lot 53. Former Shakerine Collection.
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