Walters Ms. W.567, Koran
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This manuscript is a small illuminated single-volume copy of the Qurʾan, likely produced in Iran. A date is inscribed on the final page, which is interpreted as 1230 AH / 1814-5 CE (fol. 186b). The manuscript opens with an illuminated double-page incipit with the verses of chapter 1 (Sūrat al-fātiḥah) and the initial verses of chapter 2 (Sūrat al-baqarah), decorated with interlinear illumination (fols. 1b-2a). The text is in vocalized naskh script in black ink with reading marks in red and text divisions, such as thirty verses (juzʾ) or sixty verses (ḥizb), in the margins. Illuminated discs with colored dots separate the verses. Chapter headings are in riqāʿ script in red ink on a gold ground. The nineteenth-century lacquer binding with a floral composition on a gold field on the upper and lower boards seems to be contemporary with the manuscript. The insides of both boards are painted with a lobed yellow central medallion and pendants on an orange field.
13.5 cm x 8.0 cm
Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters bequest
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- Walters Ms. W.567, Koran. 1814. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://www.thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W567. (Accessed December 13, 2018.)
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- (1814) Walters Ms. W.567, Koran. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://www.thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W567
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- Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://www.thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W567>.