Nineteenth-Century Quran

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

Decorated with an extremely colorful floral border, this small-format Quran features cloud-shaped areas of interlinear gilding. The effect seems to present the sacred text as if it is 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.

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Scripture and Worship
Nineteenth-Century Quran