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QUR 430, fols 1b–2a
QUR 430, fols 1b–2a

‘Miniature’ Single-volume Qur’an

QUR 430

Middle East

second half of the 10th century AD

QUR 430, fols 1b–2a
QUR 430, fols 2b–3a
QUR 430, fols 3b–4a

‘Miniature’ Single-volume Qur’an

QUR 430

Middle East

second half of the 10th century AD

ink, gold and watercolour on vellum

copied in a miniature Kufic script; 30 lines to the page

166 folios; 7.3 x 6 cm 

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.

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.