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Leaf of a Qu'ran

9th–10th century A.D.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

.172 x .117 m.

Accession Number

29.128

Medium or Technique

Ink and color on prepared animal skin

On View

Islamic Gallery (Gallery 175)

Classifications

Books and manuscripts

Page from a Qur’an

Inscription

Left side (verso)- Sura 29 [Al-Ankabut, "The Spider"], v. 31

Right side (recto)- Sura 29 [Al-Ankabut, "The Spider"], vv. 31-32

Provenance

Miss Elizabeth (Riefstahl) Titzel (b. 1889 - d. 1986), New York; 1929, sold by Miss Elizabeth (Riefstahl) Titzel to the MFA for $5000.00 (total price for 29.56-136). (Accession Date: January 3, 1929)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund