A miniature Quran with a metallic cover and lens. The Quran measures 2.6 cm by 1.8 cm and is about 1 cm thick. I inherited it from my grandfather. The Quran seems to be centuries old, and is missing a couple of folios from the beginning. The origins of the book are unclear, but it is definitely a piece from certain collections made during the last decade of the 19th century, the most notable of which were printed by David Bryce and Sons in Glasgow. This Quran has 2 pages of Persian/Turkish in the end, indicating that this might have been printed in Istanbul or Delhi.
2.6 cm x 1.8 cm x 1 cm
My grandfather got this Quran as a gift.
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Based on the images, this item is:
A Miniature Quran, printed out in Delhi, 19th century. This Arabic Manuscript on paper (2,6 x 1,8 x 1) is decorated with gold, dark blue and green illumination within a bold scrolling birder with interlocking polychrome floral meanders. They were very popular specially in Qajar Iran.
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700 - 1000 $