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Qur'an stand

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Creator Qualifier: Attributed to
Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Persian
Creator Dates/Places: Iran
Creator Name-CRT: Attributed to Iran
Title: Qur'an stand
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1360
Creation End Date: 1360
Creation Date: 1360
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Woodwork
Materials and Techniques: Carved and inlaid wood
Dimensions: 16 1/8 x 51 1/4 in. (41 x 130.2 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 10.218
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1910

Special stands were built for the sumptuous Qur'ans that were too large to hold. This example, the form derived from that of a folding chair, was commissioned for a madrasa (religious school) in A.H. 761 and executed by Hasan ibn Sulaiman of Isfahan.

AMICA ID: MMA_.10.218
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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