[Quran]. A miniature Qur'an manuscript.

Ottoman Empire, early 19th century.

45 x 60 mm. 208 pp. Arabic ms. on paper. Double-page 'unwan on first two pages shows elaborate calligraphic ornamentation in gilt and colours. Red dot separators and sura headings. All pages framed in blue and gilt rules. Contemporary calf with giltstamped ornamental covers. In gilt brass box, chased with rocaille designs and Arabic inscription.


A pretty miniature Qur'an manuscript measuring merely 6 centimetres in height, very finely written in black ink within generous margins.

A few pages a little smudged. Binding a little rubbed, small paper flaws to last leaf, otherwise well preserved.