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Persian Safavid Quran Text,
$2500. SOLD

The Quran, literally meaning The Recitation, is the central and holy text of 1.2 billion Muslims all around the world which is believed to be word of god and regarded as the miracle of Mohamed and proof of his prophethood. Quran is widely regarded the finest book of literature in the Arabic language. It is composed of different "suras" regarded as Maccan or Medinan, depending on place of their revelations by angel Gabriel over period of 23 years. The fist sura was revealed to Mohammad at the age of 40, at 610 AD concluding at his time of death at the age of 63. Proceeding Mohamed's death different Quran were compiled into a single book by order of first Calif Abu Bakr. The present form of the text is accepted by most scholars as the the one compiled by Abu Bakr. Over the centuries it has been the source of inspiration by the artists and calligraphers, each trying to exhibit their talent by writing and decorating this amazing book. The book has been widely written all over the Islamic world from Africa to central Asia and Middle East to Far East and India. Among them, the most artistic and the best calligraphy works are produced by Persian artists. This lot represent a fine example of hand written Quran, from late Safavid period, has the original leather cover, first two pages designed with gilt floral motif and pattern and each page with gold roundel verse makers, gold borders and gold and black rule. With dimensions of 5"L x 3"W x 1.75"D. Condition Report: Overall condition of the Text is good with sign of repair to most of the pages due to very old age.

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