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

Illuminated Manuscript Koran, Left side of a double-page illumination beginning chapter 78, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.562, fol.3a by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts,

Illuminated Manuscript Koran, Left side of a double-page illumination beginning chapter 78, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.562, fol.3a by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts,

This Quran, part of the Robert Garrett Collection, is most likely of Persian origin from between the 16th and 17th centuries. It is written in Nasta'līq script, one of the main genres of Islamic calligraphy.

This Quran, part of the Robert Garrett Collection, is most likely of Persian origin from between the 16th and 17th centuries. It is written in Nasta'līq script, one of the main genres of Islamic calligraphy.

Islamic Art and Quotes Ayat al-Kursi (Quran 2:255) Calligraphy in Nasta`liq Script

Islamic Art and Quotes Ayat al-Kursi (Quran 2:255) Calligraphy in Nasta`liq Script

Qur’an folio in gold Kufic script Near East or Iran, 9th – 10th century

Qur’an folio in gold Kufic script Near East or Iran, 9th – 10th century

This fragment contains the surah al-Fatihah (the Opening), and al-Baqarah (the Cow). The script is remarkable for its size, each line being roughly 4 cm high. Iran. Later 11th century. Kufic script. Courtesy of the Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art.

This fragment contains the surah al-Fatihah (the Opening), and al-Baqarah (the Cow). The script is remarkable for its size, each line being roughly 4 cm high. Iran. Later 11th century. Kufic script. Courtesy of the Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art.

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)

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

The Qur˒an, the Holy Book of Islam. Treasures of Islamic Manuscript Painting from the Morgan Library. 1 Istanbul, 1832. 2 Persia, 1580. 3 Kashmir, 1800. 4 Persia, 1580. 5 Persia, 1580.

The Qur˒an, the Holy Book of Islam. Treasures of Islamic Manuscript Painting from the Morgan Library. 1 Istanbul, 1832. 2 Persia, 1580. 3 Kashmir, 1800. 4 Persia, 1580. 5 Persia, 1580.

“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

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