QUR 589.1–2perhaps Syria12th century ADink, gold and opaque watercolour on papercopied in thulth script; 19 lines to the page28 x 18.5cmText: surah al-Baqarah (II), verses 120–161.

QUR 589.1–2perhaps Syria12th century ADink, gold and opaque watercolour on papercopied in thulth script; 19 lines to the page28 x 18.5cmText: surah al-Baqarah (II), verses 120–161.

Ibrahim Sultan (1394–1435), grandson of Timur and governor of Shiraz, was a patron of the book arts and an accomplished calligrapher in his own right. This Qur'an manuscript, executed in an elegant naskh script, was written by the ruler himself, signed and dated to June 1427

Ibrahim Sultan (1394–1435), grandson of Timur and governor of Shiraz, was a patron of the book arts and an accomplished calligrapher in his own right. This Qur'an manuscript, executed in an elegant naskh script, was written by the ruler himself, signed and dated to June 1427

Illuminated Folio Qur’an Yaqut al-Musta‘simi 13th and 16th Century, Iraq and Turkey (Chester Beatty Library)

Illuminated Folio Qur’an Yaqut al-Musta‘simi 13th and 16th Century, Iraq and Turkey (Chester Beatty Library)

AN ILLUMINATED OTTOMAN QUR'AN, COPIED BY 'ALI WASFI IBN AHMAD, PUPIL OF OSMAN 'AFIF EFENDI 'THE MAD', TURKEY, DATED 1220 AH/1805 AD

AN ILLUMINATED OTTOMAN QUR'AN, COPIED BY 'ALI WASFI IBN AHMAD, PUPIL OF OSMAN 'AFIF EFENDI 'THE MAD', TURKEY, DATED 1220 AH/1805 AD

Surat 1 Fatiha (The Opening), this time taking up the space of two facing pages. It begins on right side (as Arabic books open from the right. . while Western books open from what Arabs would consider "the back"). Fatiha is said to contain in its seven short verses, the essence of the Qur'an. It is likened to David's 23rd Psalm of the Christian OT. Mamluk Qur'an. donated by Shaban II to his foundation in 1376, four years after it was copied on the fifteenth day of Muharram AH 774. (A…

Surat 1 Fatiha (The Opening), this time taking up the space of two facing pages. It begins on right side (as Arabic books open from the right. . while Western books open from what Arabs would consider "the back"). Fatiha is said to contain in its seven short verses, the essence of the Qur'an. It is likened to David's 23rd Psalm of the Christian OT. Mamluk Qur'an. donated by Shaban II to his foundation in 1376, four years after it was copied on the fifteenth day of Muharram AH 774. (A…

A LARGE ILLUMINATED QUR'AN LEAF, YEMEN OR PERSIA, MAMLUK OR ILKHANID, 13TH/14TH CENTURY

A LARGE ILLUMINATED QUR'AN LEAF, YEMEN OR PERSIA, MAMLUK OR ILKHANID, 13TH/14TH CENTURY

“Blue Qur’an”  late 9th-early 10th century    From North Africa,Gold and silver on indigo-dyed parchment  Currently in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

“Blue Qur’an” late 9th-early 10th century From North Africa,Gold and silver on indigo-dyed parchment Currently in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

سورة العلق

سورة العلق

SMALL OTHOMAN QURAN KORAN-COMPLETE-EXCELLENT CALLIGRAPHY-C.AD 1850

SMALL OTHOMAN QURAN KORAN-COMPLETE-EXCELLENT CALLIGRAPHY-C.AD 1850

A Qur'an leaf in Maghribi script, North Africa or Andalusia, late 12th-13th century AD (details)

A Qur'an leaf in Maghribi script, North Africa or Andalusia, late 12th-13th century AD (details)

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