Section from a Qur'an Manuscript

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 454

Often Qur'ans were divided into thirty sections, each called juz'. This manuscript represents portions of the twenty‑ninth juz' of such a set. A colophon survives on another section, providing the date. The text blocks on its pages consist of only five lines of muhaqqaq script, providing a sense of monumentality. Gold kufic script within illuminated frames and margin medallions distinguish the chapter headings, and gold illuminated disks mark the verses.

#6693. Section from a Qur'an Manuscript

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

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