Lot n° 14
4000 - 5000
Result with fees
: 5 200EUR
FOLIO D'UN CORAN CHRYSOGRAPHIE DES SULTANATES DE L'INDE
Text: Sura al-Jathiyah (45): v.32 to end, Al-Ahqaf (46): vv.1-4. Arabic manuscript on paper. 11 ll. per page inscribed in bihari end, in gold highlighted in black, vocalization indicated in red, gold rosettes dotted in blue at the end of each verse, Sura title inscribed in reserve on a background illuminated in blue and gold, of palmette scrolls against a background of flowering stems. Qur'anic text framed in gold. Margins cut and replaced. Background dotted with wormholes.
Text : 24.5 x 19 cm.
Two leaves of a gilded Bihari Qur'an are published in: David James, Qur'ans and Bindings from the Chester Beatty Library, World of Islam Festival Trust, 1980, p. 103, Cat. 82. A 15th-century Qur'an, also in gilded bihari, with illumination and dimensions comparable to this one, was sold at Christie's, Indian and Islamic Works of Art and Textiles, London, April 3, 2009, lot 90. Part of a 15th-century Qur'an from Sultanate India, with illumination close to that of this folio, was sold at Christie's, Indian and Islamic Works of Art & Textiles, London, April 3, 2009, lot 90.
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