Qurʾan, two leaves

Accession number: 
MS M.841.1-2
Title: 
Qurʾan, two leaves
Created: 
late 15th or 16th century.
Credit: 
Gift of the Estate of Belle da Costa Greene, 1951.
Description: 
2 conjoined leaves (5 lines) : vellum, ill. ; 270 x 230 mm
Provenance: 
Belle da Costa Greene.
Notes: 

Ms. leaves from a Qurʾan, written and decorated in the late 15th or 16th century, probably in the Maghrib.
Text: sura 28, al-Qaṣaṣ (the Story), verses 71-76.
Decoration: brownish ink with vocalizations, including sukūns and tashdīds, in dull red and blue; each verse is followed by a large gold-bordered disk inscribed with the word āya in gold on a pale reddish brown ground; at a later time one of these disks was replaced with the letter hāʾ; the same letter in the form of a gold half-palmette occurs after verse 75; large marginal ornament on fol. 2v.

Language: 
Arabic
Classification: