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Ornamental leaf from a manuscript of the Qur'an

Inscription

Left side (verso)- illuminated design with palmette in margin. Right side (recto)- Sura 21 [Al-Anbiya,"The Prophets"], vv. 1-3

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; given to MFA Oct 11, 1906

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

North African or Near Eastern, Abbasid, 9th–10th century

Object Place

North Africa or Near East

Accession Number

06.2459

Medium or Technique

Ink and gold on parchment

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Books and manuscripts