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AN ILLUMINATED PERSIAN QURAN SIGNED...

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A complete Quran, Arabic manuscript on cream paper, each page with 22 lines written in black naskh script, tajwid in red, reserved in clouds against a gilt ground and ruled in double gilt borders, gold roundel verse markers. Surah headings in blue thuluth script on gilt ground, gold and blue marginal floral motifs indicating 'the Juz'. Two opening pages heavily with gilt and light-blue decoration framing 6 lines of black naskh script in clouds reserved against a pricked gold ground. The margins on each page finely decorated with gilt foliage scrolls.
The last page with a prayer for completion of the recitation of the Quran (Due-al-Khatm) signed Muhammed Muhsen al-Isfahani dated in 1156 AH/1743 AD.
In later Qajar lacquer binding decorated central with floral motifs surrounded by gilt double border.
9 by 14 cm.

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