Bifolio from a Qur’an

ink, gold and opaque watercolour on vellum

copied in maghribi script; 7 lines to the page

27.2 x 26.5cm

Text: surah al-Muddaththir (LXXIV), verse 55, to surah al-Qiyamah (LXXV), verse 19.

The title and verse count for surah al-Qiyamah are written in gold in western Kufic.

D. James, The Master Scribes. Qur’ans of the 10th to 14th Centuries AD, The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, volume II, London 1992, cat.55, pp.218–19.

J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.66, pp.76–7.