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QUR 413, fols 50b–51a
QUR 413, fols 50b–51a

Qur’an Fragment

QUR 413

perhaps India

15th century

QUR 413, fols 50b–51a
QUR 413, fol 51a
QUT 413, fols 62b–63a

Qur’an Fragment

QUR 413

perhaps India

15th century

ink, gold and opaque watercolour on paper; margins restored; modern binding

main text copied in muhaqqaq script, incidentals in thulth; 7 lines to the page

104 folios; 38.5 x 31.5cm

The fragment contains parts of surahs III–IV and LXXXVII. The text is written in an unusual form of muhaqqaq. Every first, fourth and seventh line on each page are written in gold, with the eyes of the letters filled in with blue. The decoration of the two surah headings – surah al-Ma’idah (folio 51a) and surah al-An‘am (folio 62b) – is comparable in quality if not in style to the finest Timurid examples.  

D. James, After Timur. Qur’ans of the 15th and 16th Centuries, The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, volume III, London 1992, cat.29, pp.108–11.