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The Chester Beatty Library
Hegira 3rd century / AD 9th century
CBL Is 1407
Gold pigment and black ink on vellum
21.8 x 32.3 cm
Near East, probably Iran or Iraq
This fragment of the Qur’an includes a sura (chapter) heading marking the beginning of chapter 32 of the Qur’an, which is most often known by the title al-Sajda (Prostration), but in this heading the alternate title al-Tanzil (Revelation) is given. The heading also states that the chapter contains twenty-nine verses. The text of the manuscript is written in black ink in kufic script on vellum. Also included in this fragment of the Qur’an are full-page frontis- and end-pieces, executed mainly in gold with individual motifs delineated in brown.
"Qur'an" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;ir;Mus21;2;en
MWNF Working Number: IR 02