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Double leaf from “The Nurse’s Koran”
The David Collection
Hegira Ramadan 410 / AD January 1020
Exceptionally, we know that this Koran was commissioned by Fatima, nurse to the Zirid prince al-Muizz ibn Badis.
The Koran was finished in January 1020 and according to the colophon was written, given diacritical marks denoting the vowels, and bound by one and the same person, Ali ibn Ahmad al-Warraq, and donated by Fatima to the Great Mosque in Kairouan.
"Double leaf from “The Nurse’s Koran”" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;dn;Mus21;10;en
MWNF Working Number: DN 10