Qurʾan, single leaf

Accession number: 
MS M.842
Title: 
Qurʾan, single leaf
Created: 
10th century
Credit: 
Gift of the Estate of Belle da Costa Greene, 1951.
Description: 
1 leaf (5 lines) : vellum, ill. ; 204 x 330 mm
Provenance: 
Belle da Costa Greene.
Notes: 

Ms. single leaf from a Qurʾan, written and decorated in the 10th century.
Text: sura 41, Fuṣṣilat (Explained), verses 13-15.
Decoration: written in brownish ink with gold, red, and green dots indicating vocalization; a gold rosette with a pale green center follows each verse.
Mounted in a card frame which is probably 19th century Indian; constructed of strips of paper colored magenta with gold, white, purple, and black on the recto and aquamarine with gold, white, magenta, and black on the verso.

Script: 
Kufic
Language: 
Arabic
Century: 
Classification: