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Pocket Qur'an

Object Name:
Non-illustrated manuscript
dated A.H. 1200/ A.D. 1785
Manuscript: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Binding: Pasteboard, opaque watercolor and gold under lacquer
H. 4 5/16 in. (11 cm) W. 2 7/8 in (7.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art, 2013
Accession Number:
Not on view
Sotheby's, London, April 24, 2013, no. 21, to Nader; [ Massoud Nader, London, 2013; sold to MMA]
"24 April 2013." In Arts of the Islamic World. London: Sotheby's, London, 2013. no. 21, p. 24, ill. (color).

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