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Finispiece of a Qur'an section

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Inscription

Left side (verso)- Sura 10 [Yunus, "Jonah"], end of v. 109 Right side (recto)- illuminated design with palmette in margin

Provenance

1932, purchase by the MFA for $300.00 (Accession date: January 11, 1932)

Credit Line

Ellen Page Hall Fund

Islamic, North African or Near Eastern, 9th century A.D.

Object Place

North Africa or the Near East

Dimensions

Height x width: 7 13/16 x 7 7/8 in. (19.8 x 20 cm) Framed: 14 3/4 x 18 3/4 in. (37.5 x 47.6 cm)

Accession Number

32.9

Medium or Technique

Gold and colors on vellum

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Books and manuscripts