1751. This is a leaf from a fine quality Koran, scripted in India dated 1751/1752. There are thirteen lines of black naskh script with Sura headings in white ink on a ground of gold. Good quality polychrome and gold medallions ornament the leaf marking division and text. Some climatic damp staining not affecting text. Framed. #17516. Near Fine.
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circa 1825. This brilliantly illustrated leaf is from one of the highest quality medium sized Indian Koran manuscripts, on paper, measuring 192 x 133 mm., circa 1825. This page consists of twelve lines with a floral margin, which is reserved for only the finest manuscripts produced for important personages. The script is naskh, with thuluth in the headings, and is of a fine elegant hand. A Persian interlinear translation in red has been added. All lines are in gold, as too is the floral borer and the Chapter Heading cartouches that are further embellished with blue floral end pieces and white titles. There are slight signs of devotional wear. Framed. #4324. Near Fine.
Persia: circa 1550. This a hand written manuscript leaf from a Koran, Persia, middle of the 16th century, on paper. This leaf comes from a large-sized Koran of fourteen lines of black Nasta'liq script. All the leaves have elegant marginal devises recto and verso, some with absolutely wonderful sura headings. This is a most imposing example from the Islamic Holy Book dating from about 1553-1558. Measures approximately 12.875 x 8.75 inches. Archivally matted with both sides of leaf visible. #23719. Fine.