[al-Qurʼān. Sūrah 8:42-9:94].

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Manuscript, Book


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  • Fols. 44; 28.7 x 20.5 cm.; written surface 21.5-22 x 13.5 cm.; 3-5 lines to page; on glazed bombycine paper; in naskhi; with illuminations.
  • Contains Sūrahs VIII:42 - IX:94.
  • A section of the Koran handsomely written in gold letters. On folio 1 recto is a circular medallion whose center is occupied by a hexagon containing floral designs in gold and color on a red gold background. The outer portion is composed of gold foliate interlacing on a blue background. Folios 1 verso and 2 recto are illuminated with blue and gold borders. At the top and bottom of each of these folios are panels with gold floral designs on a blue background; in the center is a Kūfi text in white ink. Both of these folios have each 3 gold and blue rosettes in the margin, and the text is separated by irregular panels of foliate and floral design. At the top of folio 13 and marking the beginning of Sūrah IX is a rectangular panel of blue and white on a gold background; in the center of this is the name of the Sūrah in white Kūfi outlined with gold on a blue background. The sections are marked by gold and blue medallions; the verses by smaller medallions in the same colors.
  • Persian paper binding with leather back. MS in good condition except water-stained. MS is probably from XVth century.
  • Acquired A.D. 1912.
Other title(s)
Qurʼan. Sūrat al-Tawbah, 1-94.
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