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Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript

Object Name:
Folio from a non-illustrated manuscript
Date:
early 14th century
Geography:
Attributed to Iran or Iraq
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
13 3/4 x 10 3/4in. (34.9 x 27.3cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1957
Accession Number:
57.141
Not on view
Already in the 11th century Qur'anic writing changed from the ceremonial hard to read angualr kufic to the cursive scribes' script (naskhi) which is much more legible. A full set of diacritical marks help to vocalize and pronounce the text in the right way.
[ J. Acheroff, Paris, until 1957; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Nature of Islamic Ornament Part III: Geometric Patterns," March 17, 1999–July 18, 1999, no catalogue.

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