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Gilded book binding

Persian
Safavid Period
17th century


Object Place: Iran

Dimensions

Height x width: 14 x 9 13/16 in. (35.5 x 25 cm)

Accession Number

37.381

Medium or Technique

Leather

Not On View

Classifications

Book bindings

Inscription

Stamped Arabic text comprised of hadith (traditions of the prophet), beginning in the upper right corner and going around each panel counterclockwise. The hadith are about virtues (fadail) associated with reading, memorizing and respecting the Qur'an.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lindon Smith