Coran miniature

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4000 - 6000 EUR
Coran miniature
Iran, Qajar art, 19th century Manuscript in Arabic on paper, 232 ff. and 1f. of endpapers. Three illuminated double-pages beginning with the index of sura titles, followed by prayers inscribed in red on a gold background, and double-frontispiece with the beginning of the Quranic text. 19ll. per page in small naskh, in reserve on a gold background. Verses separated by golden rosettes, punctuated in blue. Sura titles in gold tawqi' on a blue, green and red background. Marginal medallions of the subdivisions illuminated and flamed in gold. Oval possessor's stamp on last folio: ʿAbdallah. Bound in papier-mâché and lacquered, decorated on the outside with bouquets of roses and on the inside with irises. Text: 7.5 x 4 cm; Page: 9.7 x 5.5 cm
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