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Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript

Object Name:
Folio from a non-illustrated manuscript
Date:
14th century
Geography:
India or Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
19.5 in. high 14.00 in. wide (49.5 cm high 35.6 cm wide)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.295.4
Not on view
This Qur’an which probably belongs to fourteenth century Iran is written in muhaqqaq script. Each folio has seven lines with interlinear Persian translation in naskhi script. This folio has an ornamental medallion on the margin as a tenth verse marker. Every ayat (verse) ends with a round verse-marker in gold and color. The verses 71-75 are from Surah al-A’raf (chapter 7), which narrates the dialogue between the people of ‘Aad and the Prophet Hud before God’s wrath upon them.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, June 15, 1979, no. 162, to MMA
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