Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript

Calligrapher Muhammad al-Zanjani Iranian

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Eight folios of this dispersed Qur'an are held in the Museum collection. Among these folios is the colophon page, with the signature of the scribe Muhammad al‑Zanjani from the town of Zanjan, in northwestern Iran, and the date of completion, A.H. 531/A.D. 1137. The text is written in the script known as eastern kufic with some elements in cursive (naskh), and is lavishly illuminated with designs of foliate scrolls and geometric interlace.

Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript, Muhammad al-Zanjani (Iranian), Ink, gold, and opaque watercolor on paper

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