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Antique Persian Silver, Silver-gilt & Niello Portable Quran (qur’an, Koran) Boxes, A Pair, Iran (persia) – 19th Century

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Each of octagonal form with silver, gilt and niello decoration. The domed cover with an eight pointed flower medallion surrounded by radial floral patterns, the sides with panels of Arabic calligraphy, the underside with a flower head and floral border. Swivel lock and hinged lid with rings on each side.

The boxes were made to hold miniature Qur’ans which contained tiny text on octagonal paper. The boxes had could be used in several functions, including being strapped onto the arm or attached to military standards. The Qur’ans were not made to be read but rather to be held in the boxes as a sacred object or talisman.

A silver Qur’an box is held by the Morgan museum in New York. The 17th century box is older but similar with its miniature size, octagonal shape and swivel lock.

In good condition with some losses to applied gold.

Weight: 79g, Width: 5.5cm, Length: 5.5cm, Height: 1.5cm

Item #: WB93

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