All Collections
Previous Next
Back to Collection

Single-volume Qur’an

QUR 704 | Iran or Iraq| dated 634 AH (1236–7 AD)

Print Download

Artwork Details

Title: Single-volume Qur’an

Date: dated 634 AH (1236–7 AD)

Location: Iran or Iraq

Materials: ink, gold and opaque watercolour on 2 two types of paper; modern facsimile binding

Dimensions: 644 folios; 47.2 x 35.5 cm

Accession Number: QUR 704

Other Notes:

This remarkable manuscript was copied in an unusual muhaqqaq script, in alternate lines of gold and black. The black lettering is outlined in gold, and the gold lettering in black. The entire text was first written out in black and then every other line was gone over in gold and surrounded by a thick black line. In several places the gold has worn away to reveal the black script beneath. The vocalization, which is in black throughout, was written with a pen of a different thickness from those used for the lettering and outlining.

Script:

main text in muhaqqaq script, incidentals in thulth and Kufic scripts; 7 lines to the page

Bibliography:

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.9, pp.52–5.

Related Artworks

Small Flask

JLY 1075
Jaipur, India

Youth in European Dress and Young Woman with Indian Headdress, from a Shahnamah

MSS 1000.1, MSS 1000.2
Isfahan, Iran

Dish

POT 684
Syria

Calligraphic Composition

CAL 154
Ottoman Turkey

Mail and Plate Shirt

MTW 1158
Northern Caucasus
for the Persian or Ottoman market

Two ‘Hands of Fatimah’

JLY 1923
India, possibly Hyderabad (Deccan)

Calligraphic Practice Sheet

CAL 266
Qazvin, Iran

Single Folio from a Four-part Qur’an

KFQ 90
Iran, Isfahan

Carpet with Star Medallions

TXT 213
Ushak, western Anatolia, Turkey

Mosque Lamp

GLS 572
Egypt

Single Folio from a Qur’an

KFQ 45
Middle East or North Africa

Single Folio from a Qur’an

KFQ 50
Middle East

Five Folios from a Qur’an

KFQ 52
Middle East or North Africa

Two Folios from the ‘Blue Qur’an’

KFQ 53
North Africa or Spain

Single Folio from a Qur’an

KFQ 60
probably the Hijaz

Two Bifolios from a Qur’an

KFQ 82
Middle East

Single Folio from a Qur’an

KFQ 93
Middle East or North Africa

Single Folio from a Large Qur’an

KFQ 96
probably North Africa

Single Folio from a Qur'an

KFQ 34
Middle East

Single Folio from a Qur’an

KFQ 84
Middle East or North Africa

Zoom

Close

Khalili Collections Logo

Share this page