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Illuminated Leaf of the Quran

Lot: 63

Northwestern Persia or Southwestern Ottoman Empire.
Circa 1840.
Octavo. The fine calligraphic lines bracketted by blue panels decorated with gilt medallions and scrolling foliate strapwork bands. Window framed under gilt tipped slubbed silk mat, under glass, in gilt wood frame.
The page is from Al-Jathiya, Arabic for Upon their Knees, the 45th surah of the Quran. This is th eonly verse that mentions sharia law. The page is written in three forms of Arabic script: Naskhi, Muhaqqaq and Thuluth.
Approximate dimensions: 5 1/4 x 7 1/4 image size. 5 5/8 x 7 1/2 sight. 10 1/2 x 13 framed..
Condition: The colors are bright and vibrant. The page is very slightly puckered in the frame. Not examined out of frame.

Auction Date: April 17, 2021

Estimate: $400 - 600

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