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This is a blog of my personal collections. The purpose of this blog is to educate myself and public in regards to antiquities especially related to religion and calligraphy. I welcome everyone to input their feedback in this blog which they think would be helpful. I do not watermark the photos in this blog so everyone is free to use them as long as they are not used for illegal and unethical reasons. I appreciate if you could notify me if you plan to use any of the photos here. Enjoy browsing!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ancient Manuscript Review 16 : Antique Persian Quran ( 1099 AH)



This is an old Persian handwritten Quran. The first 2 pages are decorated with gold water. Most pages have gold discs and notes in Farsi on the outer margin. This Quran is dated 1099 AH ( 1688 CE). This Quran is complete however most pages are water stained.

Manuscript Specs

Item : A Handwritten Persian Quran
Content : A complete Quran
Dim : 9.5" x 6" x 2"
Date : 1099 AH( 1688 CE)
Copyist : indecipherable
Origin : Iran/Afghanistan/Pakistan
Calligraphy : Naskh
Design : Text written in Naskh script on crispy paper with vowel & diacritical signs in black and red. 12 lines per page. First 2 pages were decorated with beautiful floral motive gold water. Leather cover was not original.
Purchased Price :USD

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