Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Not on view
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.
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