Qurʾan fragment

Accession number: 
MS M.792
Title: 
Qurʾan fragment
Created: 
Possibly Iran or Iraq, 10th century.
Credit: 
Gift of Belle da Costa Greene, 1941.
Description: 
1 leaf (17 lines) : vellum, ill. ; 226 x 295 mm
Provenance: 
Belle da Costa Greene.
Notes: 

Ms. single leaf from a Qurʾan; written and decorated in the 10th century, possibly in Iran or Iraq.
Text: sura 24, al-Nūr (Light), verse 61, to sura 25, al-Furqān (the Criterion), verse 10.
Another leaf of this Qurʾan is held by the Freer Art Gallery.
Decoration: red dots mark vowels and groups of parallel strokes mark the ends of verse; every tenth verse is marked by a small gold rectangle.

Script: 
Kufic
Language: 
Arabic
Century: 
Classification: