A journey to search my soul

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!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ancient Manuscript Review 122 : Antique Etiopia Quran Set Box ( 18-19th Century)

This a leather box which contains supposedly 30 manuscripts ( 30 juzs) for the complete Quran. The leather is thick and hard and the edges were sewn with thick leather thread .The details of  the manuscript can be found in this link
This is a very rare acquisition because we dont see many Etiopian Quran especially with its box in the market or in international hands.  
In a recent auction at Sotheby's a similar Quran was sold for USD56,000 in April 2015. See below the link:
Sotheby Auction - Etiopia Quran

Manuscript Specs

Item : Antique Etiopia Quran Box
Box Content : 21 manuscripts of Quran
Dim : 51 cm x 21 cm x 14 cm
Date : 18-19th century
Origin : Etiopia
Purchased Price :US
Market Price : GBP20,000 -GBP30,000  ( similar one sold GBP37,500 at Sotheby's)