Folio from a Qur'an, sura 49:10-11

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At A Glance

  • Period

    9th-10th century
  • Material

    Ink, color and gold on parchment
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 23.8 x 33.1 cm (9 3/8 x 13 1/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Hujurat (the Rooms) 49: 10 and part of 11, recto begins with "al-mu’minun"; verso: Sura 49:11, verso begin with "qamu"; Arabic in black kufic script with marginal gold roundel verse marker containing the word "ashr" (ten) indicating the end of a tenth verse; vowels in red, yellow, and green; one column; seven lines of text.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Credit Line

    The Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection
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