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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 1/2 x 14 in. (49.5 x 35.6 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.295.1
  • Description

    This Qur’an, which probably dates to fourteenth century Iran, is written in muhaqqaq script, a version practiced at the Ilkhanid court. Each folio has seven lines with interlinear Persian translation in naskhi script and an ornamental medallion on the right-hand side margin of the verso. Every ayat (verse) ends with a round verse marker painted in gold and opaque water colors. These verses 23-28 are from Surah al-A’raf (chapter 7), which guide the believer to observe modesty and be aware of Satan’s beguile

  • Provenance

    Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, June 15, 1979, lot 162, to MMA

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