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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!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Ancient Manuscript Review 59 : Antique Kashmiri Quran ( 1218 AH )

This is a beautiful old handwritten Quran originated from Kashmir during Mughal era. The first 2 pages , the 2 in the middle & the last 2 pages are heavily illuminated with gold water and various colors. Text written in Naskh within golden border with ornamented gold disc in the margin. Dated 1218 AH ( 1803 CE) copied by Habibullah. The lacquer covers make this Quran even more beautiful.The cover was decorated both externally & internally. Similar Kashmiri covers were sold in Christies's Auction Sale 9547 Lot 793 for USD2397.

Manuscript Specs

Item : A Handwritten Kashmiri Quran
Content : A complete Quran
Dim : 10" x 7" x 1.5"
Date :  1218AH ( 1803 CE).
Copyist : Habibullah
Origin : Kashmir
Calligraphy : Naskh
Design : Text written in Naskh script on Arabic paper with vowel & diacritical signs in black and red. 14 lines per page. Beautiful lacquer covers.
Purchased Price :USD


  1. wow this looks amazing, how uch would this roughly cost?

  2. i want to take dis quran, how can i contact u, plz give me ur cell no

    1. Would you still be interested in something similar in a better condition.

    2. Кстати у меня тоже есть такая же древний исторический книга Коран могу с вами поделиться как я могу с вами связаться