Miniature Qur'an manuscript

Qur'an. A miniature Qur'an manuscript.

Probably Ottoman Empire, ca. 1800.

60 x 100 mm. 187 ff. Arabic ms. on smoothed oriental paper. Double-page 'unwan on first two pages shows elaborate ornamentation in gilt and colours. Gilt disk separators and red on gilt sura headings. All pages framed in red and gilt rules. Modern full black leather binding with fore-edge flap and ornamentation in relief. Marbled endpapers.


A pretty miniature Qur'an manuscript, finely written in black ink.

A few early ink marginalia. Gutter of final leaf professionally repaired due to ink corrosion. Well preserved in a pretty modern binding.

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