Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript

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

Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript, Ink, gold, and watercolor on paper

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