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Title: ‘Miniature’ Single-volume Qur’an
Location: Middle East
Materials: ink, gold and watercolour on vellum
Dimensions: 166 folios; 7.3 x 6 cm
Accession Number: QUR 430
The volume begins with a spread giving statistical information followed by a double-page of illumination, with a central medallion and attached cornerpieces, following the designs of Late Antique and Byzantine mosaics.
copied in a miniature Kufic script; 30 lines to the page
F. Déroche, The Abbasid Tradition, Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, vol. I, London 1992, cat.82, pp.152–3.
J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.12, p.37.