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  • Leaf from a Qur'an manuscript, dated 1137
    Iran
    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 Qur’an, 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 text—sometimes placed at the beginning of a manuscript—discussing the number of verses contained in the Qur’an.

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  • Leaf from a Qur'an manuscript, dated 1137
    Iran
    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)

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