Qurʾan, seventeen leaves
Gift of the Estate of Belle da Costa Greene, 1951.
17 leaves (10 lines) : vellum and paper, ill. ; 222 x 242 mm.
Belle da Costa Greene.
Ms. Qurʾan fragment; written and decorated in the 10th century.
Text: sura 2, al-Baqara (the Cow), verses 194-247.
The text is written on vellum; one flyleaf is on Italian paper watermarked "Al Masso".
Folios are unbound and have been trimmed on the outer side margins.
Decoration: written in brownish black ink with voweling in red and green dots; small black dots were added later as diacriticals; every fifth verse is marked by a gold hāʾ and every tenth verse is marked by a gold disk; there are several seal imprints, glosses, and notes.