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Double page from a manuscript of the Qur’an
Los Angeles, United States of America
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Hegira 8th century / AD 14th century
Ink, opaque watercolour, and gold on paper
Bifolio, overall: 55.88 x 36.83 cm;Text block: 24.13 x 16.51 cm
Egypt or Syria
The wealth and piety of the late medieval Egypt and Syria saw the endowment of numerous religious complexes, especially mosques, tombs and religious schools (madrasas). The ruling elite’s enthusiasm for building was paralleled by the commissioning of a set of Qur’ans for each institution. In the 8th/14th century, single-volume, two-volume and thirty-volume Qur’ans became the standard formats. The marginal ornament on this folio designates a rub‘, or one-quarter of a thirtieth of the Qur’an.
"Double page from a manuscript of the Qur’an" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;us;Mus21;22;en
MWNF Working Number: US1 22