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Bifolium from a Qur'an Manuscript

Object Name:
Bifolio from a non-illustrated manuscript
Date:
15th century
Geography:
India, probably Gujarat
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
Double folio: H. 11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm) W. 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1962
Accession Number:
62.152.8
Not on view
The double folio is from a Qur'an manuscript with three lines in black ink on each page and diagonally arranged interlinear translations in Persian. Kufic calligraphy in red and blue against a background of vegetal scrolls in gold surrounds the text, creating a border, and geometric floral motifs in red, green, blue and gold ornament the corners.
William Ivins, Jr., New York (until d. 1961); his daughter, Barbara Ivins, Milford, CT (1961–62; sold to MMA)
James, David. Qur'ans of the Mamluks. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1988. no. 60, pp. 168, 170-171, 173, 244, ill. p. 244 (b/w), figs. 119-120 (color).



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