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Page from a Quran manuscript
Place of Origin: Iraq or Iran
Date: approx. 1200-1300
Object Name: Manuscript page
Materials: Ink, colors and gold on paper
Dimensions: H. 15 1/2 in x W. 11 1/2 in, H. 39.4 cm x W. 29.2 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Elton L. Puffer
Department: West Asian Art
Collection: Books And Manuscripts
Object Number: 2004.65.a-.b
On Display: No

Description

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The elegance of the Arabic script seen on this page is typical of numerous Korans produced throughout the Islamic world. The Koran is Islam's holy book, and the writing of its text has always been considered an act of great sanctity deserving of skillful and beautiful calligraphy. Because recitation of the Koran is of great importance in Islam, the text is divided into precise sections that are here marked by marginal decorations.

The verses on this page belong to Chapter 22 of the Koran, which deals with various subjects, including the Day of Judgment, the need for unwavering faith in Allah, and the importance of pilgrimage to Mecca.


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Exhibition History: "Sights Unseen: Recent Acquisitions", Tateuchi Gallery, September 2, 2006 - March 25, 2007
Arts of the Islamic World from Turkey to Indonesia (Tateuchi Gallery, September 5, 2008 - March 1, 2009)
Label:

The elegance of the Arabic script seen on this page is typical of numerous Korans produced throughout the Islamic world. The Koran is Islam's holy book, and the writing of its text has always been considered an act of great sanctity deserving of skillful and beautiful calligraphy. Because recitation of the Koran is of great importance in Islam, the text is divided into precise sections that are here marked by marginal decorations.

The verses on this page belong to Chapter 22 of the Koran, which deals with various subjects, including the Day of Judgment, the need for unwavering faith in Allah, and the importance of pilgrimage to Mecca.


Exhibition History: "Sights Unseen: Recent Acquisitions", Tateuchi Gallery, September 2, 2006 - March 25, 2007
Arts of the Islamic World from Turkey to Indonesia (Tateuchi Gallery, September 5, 2008 - March 1, 2009)