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Leaf of a Qu'ran

Inscription

Left side (verso)- Sura 6 [Al-An'am, "The Cattle"], vv. 117-123 Right side (recto)- Sura 5 [Al-An'am, "The Cattle"], vv. 123-130

Provenance

Miss Elizabeth (Riefstahl) Titzel (b. 1889 - d. 1986), New York; 1929, sold by Miss Elizabeth (Riefstahl) Titzel to the MFA for $5000.00 (total price for 29.56-136). (Accession Date: January 3, 1929)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

9th–10th century A.D.

Object Place

Egypt

Accession Number

29.131

Medium or Technique

Vellum

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Books and manuscripts