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This item has been added to the Database within the Explore Islamic Art Collections project. Information is available in: English.

Name of Object:

Qur'an

Location:

Dublin, Ireland

Holding Museum:

The Chester Beatty Library

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Date of Object:

Hegira 7th–8th century / AD 13th–14th century

Museum Inventory Number:

CBL Is 1424

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Coloured pigments and gold on vellum

Dimensions:

27 x 22 cm

Provenance:

Spain

Description:

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.

Citation of this web page:

 "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

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