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qur 0421 vol 5 fol 134b-135a
qur 0421 vol 5 fol 134b-135a

Five consecutive volumes from a multi-volume Qur’an

QUR 421

India

18th century

qur 0421 vol 5 fol 134b-135a
qur 0421 vol 1 fol 2a

Five consecutive volumes from a multi-volume Qur’an

QUR 421

India

18th century

2 surah headings and verse count – very often with letter, word and ruku‘ count –in red in clouds reserved on gold ground; first two words of a juz’ in gold; gold-outlined side panels in text throughout identical bindings with flaps, of marron leather with stamped medallions and cartouches, and patterns painted in gold

volume I, 148 folios:

text from surat Yusuf to surat Maryam; illuminated single opening and closing pages; illuminated spread marking beginning of surat al-Isra’;

volume II, 166 folios:

text from surat Ta’-Ha’ to surat al-Qasas; illuminated single opening and closing pages; illuminated spread marking the beginning of surat al-Shu‘ara’;

volume III, 123 folios:

text from surat al-‘ankabut to surat Sad; illuminated single opening and closing pages; illuminated spread marking the beginning of surat al-Safat;

volume IV, 135 folios:

text from surat al-Zummar to surat al-Rahman; illuminated single opening and closing pages; illuminated spread marking the beginning of surat Qaf;

volume V, 135 folios:

ext from surat al-Waqi‘ah to surat al-Nas; illuminated single opening and double closing pages;

31.7 x 19.5 cm