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The Chester Beatty Library
Hegira 738 / AD 1338
CBL Is 1470
Coloured pigments and gold on paper
31.5 x 23 cm
This manuscript is juz’ (section) eleven of a thirty-part Qur’an. Each section was separately bound and each would have begun, as does this one, with an illuminated roundel known as a shamsa (‘sun’) containing a Qur’anic inscription. The first lines of text are surrounded by a frontispiece and, as is usual in all fine Qur’ans, the beginning of each chapter is indicated by an illuminated heading. Other sections of this same manuscript are now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Ethnography Museum in Ankara, Turkey.
"Qur'an" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;ir;Mus21;9;en
MWNF Working Number: IR 09