A SUB-SAHARAN QURAN
Possibly Nigeria, Africa, late 19th - early 20th century
Arabic manuscript on paper, 404ff., each loose folio with 16ll. of sepia ink crude maghribi script, diacritic marks and vocalisation in burgundy red ink, the verse markers shaped as roundels with red lines to the four cardinal directions, marginal notes and catchwords, sporadic illumination in rectangular bands with jagged lines and stylised floral decorations, grouped within two panels of beige cardboard, with a leather strap, enclosed in a camel leather squared bag decorated with woven leather roundels, 19.5cm x 15.5cm each page, the bag 20cm x 22cm x 10cm.
A similar Quran was successfully sold in these Rooms, 25 October 2019, lot 165.
Sold for £1,000
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