A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO

Lot Number 60
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Title A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO
Year Published
Place Printed NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA
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Description Qur'an LXXIV, sura al-muddathir, v.54 - Qur'an LXXV, sura al-qiyamah, middle of v.13, Arabic manuscript on vellum, verso with 5ll. of elegant kufic, diacritics marked with red and green roundels, gold and polychrome verse roundels and a large 'ashr medallion in the margin in gold and blue, recto with 4ll. of kufic and a large sura heading in rounded bold gold kufic outlined in copper-coloured pigment and set on a ground of scrolling vine, the heading issuing a large marginal cusped palmette in gold fitted with geometric and vegetal patterns in black and copper ink, outlined with a band of blue strapwork, mounted Folio 10½ x 16in. (26.7 x 40.8cm.)
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Estimated Price GBP 80,000.00 - 100,000.00
( USD 133,600.00 - 167,000.00 )
Actual Price GBP 97,250.00 ( USD 157,545.00 )

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AUCTION DETAILS

Auction House Christies
Website http://www.christies.com
Auction Name Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds
Sale Number #5708
Auction Date October 4, 2012 - October 4, 2012
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