Folio from a Qur'an, sura 45:34-37; sura 46:1-12

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At A Glance

  • Period

    15th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink, color and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 26.2 x 20.7 cm (10 5/16 x 8 1/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: sura al-Jathiya (the Crouching) 45: part of 34-37, recto begins with "al-yawm" sura al-Ahqaf (the Sandhills) 46:1-4; verso: sura 46:5-11 and part of 12, verso begins with "wa min adallu"; Arabic in black naskh script with three lines of bold black muhaqqaq and gold thuluth; marginal notes in naskh and thuluth script; gold rosette verse markers; vocalized in black with red letters for recitation and reading; one column; thirteen lines of text.
    Border: The text is set in gold and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    The Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection
  • Type

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