Illuminated, complete Qur'an manuscript.Ottoman Empire, ca. 1770 / 18th century.€ 5,000.00
Illuminated Arabic ms. on paper, 305 ff., single 15-line column, Naskh script on polished paper. Double-page 'unwan on first two pages shows elaborate gilt and coloured ornamentation. Text framed by three parallel golden and black lines. Gold discs between verses, sura headings written in gold.
Illuminated, complete Qur'an manuscript.Kashmir, ca. 1770 / 18th century.€ 4,000.00
Traces of use, otherwise in good condition. Binding restored.
Illuminated Qur'an manuscript.Ottoman Empire, 1807 CE = 1222 H.€ 7,000.00
Signed by a copyist named Hafez 'Ahmad ibn Ahmad al-ma'ruf, "Ahmad the Hafez" (respect title bestowed on those who have proved to know the entire Quran by heart), son of the renowned ‘Ahmad’, as quoted (underlined) in the colophon: Kataba hada-l mushaf as-sarif adafu ibad-‘Allah al-Kabir al-Mutaal Hafez ‘Ahmad, ibn ‘Ahmad almaruf,ba-yawwab-e …
Illuminated Qur'an manuscript.Ottoman area, 1848 CE = 1265 H.€ 3,500.00
Some slight restoration to first leaves, otherwise in very good condition.
Illuminated Qur'an manuscript.Ottoman Empire, 1852 CE = 1269 H.€ 2,500.00
Complete Quran ms. with occasional coloured floral decoration to the margins. First leaf remargined; some fingerstaining and occasional browning; a very few ink smudges. Spine rebacked in different leather. Altogether a good example.
A fine illuminated Qur'an manuscript.No place, 1862?.€ 3,000.00
A miniature Qur'an manuscript.Turkey, early 20th century.Inquire
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 …