North Africa / Leaf from a Qur?an / ca. 1250?1350North Africa
Leaf from a Qur?an
ca. 1250?1350

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Creator Nationality: African; North African
Creator Dates/Places: North Africa
Creator Name-CRT: North Africa
Title: Leaf from a Qur?an
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1250
Creation End Date: 1350
Creation Date: ca. 1250?1350
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Ink, colors, and gold on vellum
Dimensions: 10 1/4 x 8 9/16 in. (26 x 21.7 cm)
Description: The manuscript from which this leaf comes must have been one of the finest North African Qur?ans of the period, especially for its uncommon use of gold . The preservation of a number of archaic calligraphic features derived from kufic and the use of vellum are typical of manuscripts produced in the Maghrib (hence the definition of maghribi for this script) and in Andalusia in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 37.21
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1937
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.37.21
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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