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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1984.456.62
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Folio 62 from a Section of a Manuscript of the Qur'an: Decorated Page (recto), Sura 4: 148, Beginning of Section (Juz') VI (verso)
Classification
Manuscripts
Work Type
manuscript folio
Date
c. 1280
Places
Creation Place: Africa, Egypt
Period
Mamluk period
Culture
Islamic
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/320982
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
20.32 x 13.18 cm (8 x 5 3/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Philip Hofer
Accession Year
1984
Object Number
1984.456.62
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
This folio (which is not bound into the manuscript) contains a decorative page on one side and text on the other. The text is sura 4:148. It is elaborately decorated with a thick gold border and gold medallions in the margin. Sura 4:148 is the beginning of the 6th juz' of the Qur'an. The decoration on this folio differs slightly from that of the other pages of the manuscript. Thus, this folio is either from another Qur'an or the same Qur'an, with each section being decorated differently.
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