Quran. A miniature Qur'an manuscript.

Turkey, early 20th century.

23 x 28 mm. Original morocco.

Auf Anfrage

Arabic manuscript on paper. 131 leaves, complete. 8 lines per page, written in black ink, margins ruled in red, sura headings in red. Illuminated opening page and colophon in colours and gold.

The calligraphy and illumination are rather unsophisticated, as common with miniature Qur'ans, which mainly served apotropaic and mnemonic rather than representative purposes.

Art.-Nr.: BN#25671