Finispiece of a Qur'an section

Islamic, North African or Near Eastern
9th century A.D.


Object Place: North Africa or the Near East

Dimensions

Height x width: 7 13/16 x 7 7/8 in. (19.8 x 20 cm) Framed: 14 3/4 x 18 3/4 in. (37.5 x 47.6 cm)

Accession Number

32.9

Medium or Technique

Gold and colors on vellum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Books and manuscripts

Inscription

Left side (verso)- Sura 10 [Yunus, "Jonah"], end of v. 109

Right side (recto)- illuminated design with palmette in margin

Provenance

1932, purchase by the MFA for $300.00 (Accession date: January 11, 1932)

Credit Line

Ellen Page Hall Fund