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Leaf of a Qu'ran

9th–10th century A.D.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

.17 x .1 m.

Accession Number

29.131

Medium or Technique

Vellum

On View

Islamic Gallery (Gallery 175)

Classifications

Books and manuscripts

Inscription

Left side (verso)- Sura 6 [Al-An'am, "The Cattle"], vv. 117-123

Right side (recto)- Sura 5 [Al-An'am, "The Cattle"], vv. 123-130

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