Louis E. and Theresa S. Seley Purchase Fund for Islamic Art, 1979
Not on view
While the style of illumination and use of muhaqqaq script point to a fourteenth century date for this Qur’an, the place where it was copied is uncertain. The size of the manuscript, the type of paper it is written on and the appearance of Persian translations underneath each line of Arabic are typical of Qur’ans from both India and Iran during this period. The folio has seven lines with interlinear Persian translation in naskhi script. This folio with verses 81-86 from Surah al-A’raf (chapter 7) has an ornamental medallion on the margin of the recto marking the tenth verse.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, June 15, 1979, no. 162, to MMA
Museum für Islamische Kunst, Pergamonmuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. "The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the M.M.A.," June 15, 1981–August 8, 1981, no. 18.
"Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York." In The Arts of Islam. Berlin, 1981. no. 18, pp. 66-67, ill. p. 67 (b/w).