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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 6th–7th century / AD 12th–13th century

Museum Inventory Number:

CBL Is 1448

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Coloured pigments and gold on paper

Dimensions:

12.2 x 16 cm

Period / Dynasty

Abbasid

Provenance:

Iran

Description:

The Qur’an is often divided into sections, such as thirty sections, one to be read each day of Ramadan, the month of fasting, or seven sections, one to be read each day of the week. In this manuscript the end of each section was originally marked by an illuminated finispiece. Each page of text is written in thuluth script in gold ink outlined in black.

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;6;en

MWNF Working Number: IR 06

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Islamic Dynasties / Period

Abbasids


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