Qurʾan

Record ID: 
182163
Accession number: 
MS W.22
Title: 
Qurʾan
Created: 
Perhaps Iran, 17th century
Binding: 
Octagonal dark brown leather covers with appliques of molded paper in floral and geometric patterns, painted gold. In octagonal silver box (probably Iran, 19th century), with relief designs, clasp and catch, two belt hangers; lined in green velvet, the lining possibly added by JPW. The box is stored separately in the same housing container (MS W.22a).
Credit: 
Bequest of Julia Parker Wightman, 1994.
Description: 
261 leaves (1 column, 16 lines), bound : paper, ill. ; 40 mm, octagonal format.
Provenance: 
Purchased by Julia Parker Wightman in 1951 (JPW 1344); Julia Parker Wightman Bequest in 1994.
Notes: 

Ms. Koran; written and illuminated perhaps in Iran, 17th century.
Decoration: 1 illuminated title page surrounding small text block of 8 lines in height; all text pages are bordered octagonally in bands of gold and black rulings. Sūra headings written in gold, gold dots between verses.

Script: 
naskh.
Language: 
Arabic
Century: 
Classification: