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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:

Double page from a manuscript of the Qur’an

Location:

Los Angeles, United States of America

Holding Museum:

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

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Date of Object:

Hegira 8th century / AD 14th century

Museum Inventory Number:

M.2002.1.4

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Ink, opaque watercolour, and gold on paper

Dimensions:

Bifolio, overall: 55.88 x 36.83 cm;
Text block: 24.13 x 16.51 cm

Period / Dynasty

Mamluk

Provenance:

Egypt or Syria

Description:

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.

Citation of this web page:

 "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

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