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Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript

Calligrapher:
Muhammad al-Zanjani
Object Name:
Folio from a non-illustrated manuscript
Date:
A.H. 531/ A.D. 1137
Geography:
Attributed to Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ink, gold, and opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
10 1/8 x 7 1/2in. (25.7 x 19cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art and Rogers Fund, 1996
Accession Number:
1996.294.2
Not on view
Eight folios of this dispersed Qur'an are held in the Museum collection. Among these folios is the colophon page, with the signature of the scribe Muhammad al‑Zanjani from the town of Zanjan, in northwestern Iran, and the date of completion, A.H. 531/A.D. 1137. The text is written in the script known as eastern kufic with some elements in cursive (naskh), and is lavishly illuminated with designs of foliate scrolls and geometric interlace.
[ Oliver Hoare, Ltd, London, until 1996; sold to MMA]
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