Qur'an Case

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 457

This pouch, decorated with the Nasrid shield and motto, "There is no Victor but God," may have held a section of a small Qur'an. A French inscription on a piece of paper found inside the pouch at the time of purchase claimed that it belonged to the last sultan of Granada, Muhammad XII, known in Europe as Boabdil (r. 1486–92).

Qur'an Case, Leather; embroidered with gilt-silver wire

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