Qur’an. Ottoman Turkey.

Qur’an. Arabic Manuscript.

Book ID: 34591


Small 8vo. 173 x 103 mm. Ottoman Qur’an (written space 135 by 75 mm), 145 leaves, complete, in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on paper, single column, 22 leaves of elegant black naskh, diacritics, accents and surah headings in red, opening two leaves with illuminated borders formed of decorated panels above and below each surah with semi-circular decorations, extending into the outer margins, all decorated with floral sprays on dark blue or gold backgrounds, verses marked with small circular gold and red roundels, later leather over pasteboards with flap, professionally restored, opening two leaves repaired with minor loss to illumination, some margins repaired, minor worming to margins not affecting text, [probably Turkey, dated 10th Muharram 1015 AH (18th May 1606 AD)].
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