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Gilded book binding

Inscription

Stamped Arabic text comprised of hadith (traditions of the prophet), beginning in the upper right corner and going around each panel counterclockwise. The hadith are about virtues (fadail) associated with reading, memorizing and respecting the Qur'an.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lindon Smith

17th century

Object Place

Iran

Accession Number

37.381

Medium or Technique

Leather

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Books and manuscripts, Book Bindings