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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 Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

17th century

Object Place

Islamic World

Accession Number

59.61

Medium or Technique

Leather

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Books and manuscripts, Book Bindings