A PINK QUR'AN BIFOLIUM ANDALUSIA, 13TH CENTURY Qur'an XX, sura taha, v.134 (parts) to Qur'an XXI sura al-anbiya', v. 3, Arabic manuscript on pink paper, each folio with 5ll. of bold sepia maghribi, gold diacritics outlined with black, shadda and sukun in blue, hamza marked with a yellow dot, gold illuminated roundel verse markers with scrolling vine border, with one large gold and polychrome illuminated roundel with pearl border, sura heading with gold kufic set inside gilt strapwork cartouc...
A MONGOL 'CLOTH OF GOLD' SILK AND METAL THREAD ROBE CENTRAL ASIA, LATE 13TH OR 14TH CENTURY Of silk woven with a very fine design of writhing dragons on a ground of dense floral designs, with long pleated flaring skirt, long tapering sleeves with applied bands of similar but contrasting silks forming the cuffs, similar panels of similar silks forming the collar bands, lilac silk ties, with original light blue silk lining. 54¾in. (139cm.) long; 82¼in. (209cm.) cuff to cuff