Auction Date: 14/06/2018 at 10:30 am
Ottoman Empire - A Leaf from an Illuminated Ottoman Koran - Circa late 1700s - on high quality burnished paper. There are fifteen lines of text in a delicate but firm black naskhi script, with full vowels and diacritical signs, rules in gold, blue and red, gold rosettes, illuminated Surah headings of white thuluth script on a gold ground and marginal devices in polychrome atypical of that era. The verso has fifteen lines of black naskhi script. Size 4¾” × 7”.