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The Chester Beatty Library
Hegira 7th–8th century / AD 13th–14th century
CBL Is 1424
Coloured pigments and gold on vellum
27 x 22 cm
The magnificent script — with its wonderful deep curves — used to copy this page of the Qur’an is known as maghribi, from the Arabic word maghrib, meaning ‘west’. Maghrib (Maghreb) is the name traditionally used to refer to the western regions of the Islamic world, which once consisted not only of North Africa but also Islamic Spain. The script is copied in gold ink, outlined in black, on vellum.
"Qur'an" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;ir;Mus21;4;en
MWNF Working Number: IR 04