Leaf from a Qur'an Manuscript


Leaf from a Qur'an manuscript, Detached folio from a non-illustrated manuscript, 13th–14th century Attributed to Spain Ink, colors, and gold on vellum; 21 1/16 x 22 in. (53.5 x 55.9 cm) Rogers Fund, 1942 (42.63). www.metmuseum.org

This leaf comes from a beautiful two-volume Qur'an (or Koran), the book composed of sacred writings accepted by Muslims as revelations made to Muhammad by Allah through the angel Gabriel. The line of gold script at the top is the chapter heading.


Cursive Inscription
Manuscripts and Writing
Nonfigurative Art