Folio from a Qur'an, sura 11:35-57

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At A Glance

  • Period

    12th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Black ink, color and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 17.7 x 12.5 cm (6 15/16 x 4 15/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: sura: Hud (Hud) 11: part of verse 35, and verses 36-46, recto begins with "wa ana"; verso: sura 11:46-56, and part of 57, verso begins with "laka bi-hi"; Arabic in black "eastern kufic (New Style)" script with gold circular verse markers and illuminated marginal medallions; vowels in red and diacritics in black; one column; 27 lines of text.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Bequest of Adrienne Minassian
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