A miniature Qur'an written in gold on blue paper, commissioned for the library of Sultan Abdulaziz, son of Sultan Mahmud II (reg. 1876-1904), copied by the scribe Muhammad bin Selim al-Shafii'
Ottoman Turkey, Constantinople, circa 1900
Arabic manuscript on blue paper, 173 leaves, approximately 35 lines to the page written in ghubari script in gold, lacking diacritics, vowel points, verse markers and catchwords, sura headings written in naskhi script in gold, three double pages of illumination in colours and gold, contemporary black morocco gilt, in matching case
38 x 22 mm.(2)