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Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript

Object Name:
Folio from a non-illustrated manuscript
Date:
15th century
Geography:
Egypt
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
10 1/8 x 7 1/4 in. (25.7 x 18.4 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1962
Accession Number:
62.152.5
Not on view
In this folio from a Qur’an manuscript, a kufic line in gold leaf indicates the heading of Sura 10 (Sura Yunus) and the number of verses (109), while verses are written with a black ink in naskhi script. The end of a verse is marked by three gold reversed commas.
The styles of script are indicative of Mamluk Qur’an production in 15th century Egypt.
William Ivins, Jr., New York (until d. 1961); his daughter, Barbara Ivins, Milford, CT (1961–62; sold to MMA)
Bowie, Theodore Robert. "An Exhibition Prepared by Theodore Bowie." In Islamic Art Across the World. Vol. no. 1970/3. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Art Museum, 1970. no. 20.



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