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The Chester Beatty Library
Hegira 3rd–4th century / AD 9th–10th century
CBL Is 1411
Coloured pigments and gold on vellum
12.8 x 20.2 cm
North Africa or Spain
In this Qur’an, the beginning of each sura (chapter) is indicated by a line of gold script giving the title of the chapter and the number of verses it contains. Extending from each of these titles is a highly stylized palmette element, executed in a palette of burgundy, blue, green and gold. These folios are from what was the final volume of a sixty-part Qur’an. Each of the original sixty volumes would have begun with an illuminated double-page frontispiece similar to the (now only single-page) frontispiece included in this volume.
"Qur'an" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;ir;Mus21;3;en
MWNF Working Number: IR 03