Attributed to Central Islamic Lands / Detached folio from a non-illustrated manuscript / 9th centuryAttributed to Central Islamic Lands
Detached folio from a non-illustrated manuscript
9th century

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Creator Qualifier: Attributed to
Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Islamic
Creator Name-CRT: Attributed to Central Islamic Lands
Title: Detached folio from a non-illustrated manuscript
Title Type: Object name
Title: Part of a Qur'an Mansucript
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 800
Creation End Date: 899
Creation Date: 9th century
Object Type: Books
Classification Term: Codex
Materials and Techniques: Ink, colors, and gold on vellum; tooled leather binding
Dimensions: 4 x 6 3/4 in. (10.2 x 17.1 cm))
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 37.142
Credit Line: Gift of Philip Hofer, 1937

This rare fragment of a Qur'an contains ninety-seven folios copied in bold kufic script. The complete text would have included about 2,300 folios subdivided in many volumes. The illumination seen here originally opened the second volume. Notable are the lifelike trees in the margins that later will be replaced by more abstract vegetal ornament.

AMICA ID: MMA_.37.142
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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