Not an Antiquity but an Extraordinary Object, Just the Same

An extraordinary manuscript is to be auctioned in London, October 8 — An unusual Qur’an manuscript, written from memory by Ayub bin Suleyman (Job, son of Solomon), a former slave, originally from the kingdom of Foota (modern Senegal), who had been taken into slavery, transported to America, escaped from his owners in Maryland, made his way to England and eventually home to west Africa. Dated AD 1733 Here is the link to this object at Bonhams auction house in London — http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21359/lot/137/?page_anchor=MR1_page_lots%3D2%26r1%3D100%26m1%3D1

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