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Koran in a Fine Lacquer Binding

Signed by the Well-known Royal Persian Calligrapher Ahmad Al-Nayrizi

and Dated AH 1123 (AD 1711)


Item: Holy koran

Dimensions: 22.4 by 14.5cm.

Pagination: 306 leaves.

Illumination: Opening double page finely illuminated in colors and gold. Sura headings copied in gold. Gold roses at the end of verses. Marginal text markers in gold. Quranic text within gold and blue frames on all pages.

Colophon: The margin of the last page of the book, which has the prayers marking the end of the koran recitation, is signed "the unworthy slave, the one who is praying to God, Ahmad". Although out of modesty, the calligrapher wrote his name as "Ahmad", the quranic text is unmistakeably copied by Ahmad Nayrizi in his inimitable style. Additionally the fine lacquer binding, is signed "Ahmad Al-Nayrizi" and dated AH 1123. (Please see the pictures below).

Condition: Some leaves have their blank margins very skillfully replaced in the 19th century or earlier. Apart from that, the koran is complete and in generally excellent condition. (8 out of 10)


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The following picture shows the doublure or the binding from the inside



The picture below shows Al-Nayrizi's signature in the margin in a small hand.
It says: "the unworthy slave, the one who is praying to God, Ahmad"