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A PAGE FROM A MEDIAEVAL INDIAN QUR'AN MANUSCRIPT
SULTANATE INDIA, CIRCA 1400 AD
Ink, gold and pigments on paper, the folio with 12 lines of typical black bihari script, alternatively in blue, black and gold, with rosette verse markers, the text withing gold and polychrome rules, the margins arranged in two columns, one with large red words from the Qur'an, the other with commentery in Persian, with large almond-shaped marginal medallion with palmettes above and below indicating that this is beginning of section (juz') 22, mounted, glazed and in modern bone-inlaid micromosaic frame
Folio 9 x 8 ½in. (22.8 x 21.6cm.); 15 1/8 x 12 5/8in. (38.5 x 32.2cm.)
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The text on this page is from chapter 33 of the Qur'an (sura al-ahzab), verses 28 to 33.

Another page from the same Qur'an manuscript is in the David Collection, Copenhagen (inv. nr. 54/1998 http://www.davidmus.dk/en/collections/islamic/materials/calligraphy/art/54-1998). It is attributed to India, circa 1400.

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