Purchase, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, funds from various donors and Dodge Fund, 2004
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 454
Often Qur'ans were divided into thirty sections, each called juz'. This manuscript represents portions of the twenty‑ninth juz' of such a set. A colophon survives on another section, providing the date. The text blocks on its pages consist of only five lines of muhaqqaq script, providing a sense of monumentality. Gold kufic script within illuminated frames and margin medallions distinguish the chapter headings, and gold illuminated disks mark the verses.
Inscription: In Arabic in thuluth script:
Qur'an: 71:28 & 72: 1