Ink, gold, and colors on paper
10 1/8 x 7 1/2 in. (25.7 x 19 cm)
Purchase, Friends of Islamic Arts Gifts, 1996 (1996.238.1)
Purchase, Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art and Rogers Fund, 1996 (1996.294.1)
The Museum owns the only eight extant folios from this remarkable Quran, including its colophon, which explains that the manuscript was copied by the scribe Muhammad al-Zanjani from the town of Zanjan in northwestern Iran and completed in 531 A.H./1137 A.D. These two facing illuminated pages include a textsometimes placed at the beginning of a manuscriptdiscussing the number of verses contained in the Quran.