Ornamental leaf from a manuscript of the Qur'an

North African or Near Eastern
Abbasid
9th–10th century


Object Place: North Africa or Near East

Dimensions

20.5 x 31.5 cm (8 1/16 x 12 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

06.2459

Medium or Technique

Ink and gold on parchment

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Books and manuscripts

Inscription

Left side (verso)- illuminated design with palmette in margin.

Right side (recto)- Sura 21 [Al-Anbiya,"The Prophets"], vv. 1-3

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; given to MFA Oct 11, 1906

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection