Qur'an section in gold script

Northern Syrian
Zangid period
A.D. April 19, 1211 (A.H. 4 Dhu'l-Qa'da 607)


Object Place: Sinjar, Iraq

Dimensions

Overall: 21 x 16.7 cm (8 1/4 x 6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.154

Medium or Technique

Ink, color, and gold on paper; 92 folios

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Manuscripts

Fourth juz of a Qur’an. One of six surviving volumes of a lavish thirty-volume Qur’an made for the library of a Zangid prince in Iraq or Northern Syria. Thuluth script, in gold, with richly decorated pages. 92 folios. Later leather binding with flap.

Provenance

Miss Elizabeth (Riefstahl) Titzel (b. 1889 - d. 1986), New York; 1927, sold by Miss Elizabeth (Riefstahl) Titzel to the MFA for $1,500.00. (Accession Date: February 3, 1927)

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund