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Hegira 677 / AD 1278
CBL Is 1466
Coloured pigments and gold on paper
10.5 x 8 cm
This small manuscript is of note for its extensive documentation and equally for its extensive illumination. Its colophon states that it was copied by al-Hasan ibn Juban ibn ‘Abdallah al-Quwani (‘from Konya’) in the madrasa (theological school) of Sa‘ad al-Din Kubak in the city of Konya, in eastern Turkey, in AH 678 / AD 1278. Somewhat unusually, the illuminator is also named, one Mukhlis ibn ‘Abdallah al-Hindi (‘from India’). The manuscript now includes seven double-pages and one single page of illumination, all in a palette of mainly blue and gold. (The single-page frontispiece with which the manuscript now opens was probably originally a double-page composition.) Throughout the text, the name of Allah (God) is written in gold ink.
"Qur'an" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;ir;Mus21;8;en
MWNF Working Number: IR 08