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Fragment of the Koran


Artist Unknown (Iraq or Iran)


9th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
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: The Margaret McMillan Webber Bequest of Persian Paintings
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Medium: Paintings | Ink and gold leaf on parchment
Size: 1/2 x 4 5/16 x 6 15/16 in. (1.27 x 10.95 x 17.62 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, Middle East, Iraq or Iran
Culture: Asia, Middle East, Iraq or Iran
Style: 9th century, Abbasid dynasty
Physical Description: Small bound parchment volume with 17 leaves. Horizontal format, Kufic writing.The manuscript represents a part of the Koranic text, and starts on the recto of Leaf 1 with the third word of Sura VIII, Verse 50. The Sura comes to an end on Folio 8 vo. The c
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Mrs. Margaret McMillan Webber in memory of her mother, Katherine Kittredge McMillan
Accession Number: 51.37.2
Added to Site: February 28, 2009