Persia, 17th century.
Illuminated manuscript in Arabic and Farsi on paper. (BRMS 25)
This small-format Quran is written in fine Arabic script with an interlinear Farsi commentary in red ink. The wide marginal panels, framed in magenta, are filled with colorful floral patterns produced with blue pigment and a metallic ground that appears not to be pure gold leaf. The manuscript is bound in its original painted leather binding.
The Ruth and Lyle Sellers Medical Collection