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Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript

Object Name:
Folio from a non-illustrated manuscript
Date:
14th century
Geography:
Attributed to India or Iran
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
19 1/2 x 14 in. (49.5 x 35.5 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.295.7
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. The verses 86-89 from Surah al-A’raf (chapter 7) have an ornamental medallion on the left- hand side of the recto marking the end of section (juz’) 11.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, June 15, 1979, no. 162, to MMA
"Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York." In The Arts of Islam. Berlin, 1981. no. 18, pp. 66-67, ill. p. 67 (b/w).



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