A collection of Surah verses, Safavid Iran, early 18th century, 97ff., Arabic manuscript on paper, with 7ll. of small and large naskh script to the page arranged within panels with outer gold rule, the whole within a gold and polychrome border of leaves on a gold ground, some headers on a red hatched ground, opening bifolio with text on gold ground, gold and polychrome decoration to text heading and flowers and tendrils to borders, starting with Qur’an I (al-fatiha) and Qur’an VI (sura al-an’am), within gilt decorated painted lacquer binding with medallion and flowers, folio 11 x 7cm.
Provenance: Private Collection London
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