Bifolium from a Qur'an

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 451

This double folio was once bound in a multivolume Qur'an manuscript. The calligrapher wrote in bold kufic script with black ink using a broad‑nibbed reed pen. Red and green dots indicate the vowels. Verse markers include a star‑shaped medallion highlighted with green and red dots and framed by two concentric multilobed medallions.

Bifolium from a Qur'an, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on parchment

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