Quran. Persia, 19th century

Illuminated manuscript in Arabic on paper.
[Persia, 19th century]. (BRMS 79)

This small-format Quran, decorated with an extremely colorful floral border, features cloud-shaped areas of interlinear gilding. The effect seems to present the sacred text as if it were floating among clouds in the sky. Well-preserved throughout the later portions of the volume, the manuscript retains its original stamped leather envelope binding with fore-edge flap.

Gift of Decherd Turner, former Director of Bridwell Library, 2001.

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Quran. Persia, 19th century