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Qur'an Manuscript, Persian, 18th Century.

Auction:
2687B
Lot:
254
Sold for:
$2,280

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2687B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 17, 2013 11:00AM

Description:

Qur'an Manuscript, Persian, 18th Century.
Manuscript on paper, in a clear naskh script, 315 leaves, seventeen lines per page, the text and diacritics in black ink, with some pronunciation and reading signs in red, most highlighted by small gold circles; text within gilt double border and line rulings; verse markers in blue ink on a gold field; three double-page openings (at beginning, middle and end) decorated with elaborate cobalt and gold compartments, incorporating poly-chrome floriate motifs; divisional pages decorated with gilt floral borders; all extra-decorated openings separated by tissue guards, bound in lacquered boards with red and yellow roses and gilt highlights, old repairs to the leather spine and flap, endbands present, binding intact, contents generally good, 9 1/2 x 5 3/4 in.
Estimate $400-600


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