Qurʾan, two leaves

Accession number: 
MS M.843
Title: 
Qurʾan, two leaves
Created: 
14th or 15th century
Credit: 
Gift of the Estate of Belle da Costa Greene, 1951.
Description: 
2 leaves (bifolio, 13 lines) : paper, ill. ; 400 x 287 mm
Provenance: 
Belle da Costa Greene.
Notes: 

Ms. leaves from a Qurʾan; written and illuminated in the 14th or 15th century; may be of Mamluk origin.
Text: sura 14, Ibrāhīm (Abraham), verse 21, to sura 15, al-Ḥijr (Ḥijr), verse 6.
Decoration: vocalized in black, with diacriticals also in black; reading marks in red and blue; headings are in a monumental cursive script; one illuminated sura heading in white is placed in gold and red cartouches with floral motifs accented in lapis, on a lapis panel.

Script: 
naskh
Language: 
Arabic
Classification: