Folio from a Qur’an: Sura 38, verses 87-88; sura 39, verse 1; F1930.60

Detail, Folio from a Qur'an - Ink, color and gold on parchment.

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura Sad ( Sad) 38: 87-88, illuminated chapter heading in white with a palmette, Sura al-Zumar (the Troops) 39: part of verse 1; verso: sura 39: 1-2; Arabic in black kufic script; gold orbs stacked as illuminated pyramid-shaped verse markers, an illuminated leaf-shaped medallion verse marker; vocalized in red; one column; 6 lines of text; one of a group of 13 folios.

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