al-Qurʼān (Nn.3.75, fol. 3v)

before 1028 A.H./1618 C.E.

Cambridge University Library

Cambridge University Library
Cambridge, United Kingdom

This magnificent Illuminated Qurʾān has two decorated medallions (one shown here) and two magnificent headpieces containing the Fātiḥa. The text of the Qurʾān is followed by some prayers and a Fal-nāmah. From the Library of Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore, seized by the British East India Company after he was killed during the siege of his palace in 1799. This manuscript was subsequently presented to the Library by the Company.


  • Title: al-Qurʼān (Nn.3.75, fol. 3v)
  • Date Created: before 1028 A.H./1618 C.E.
  • Location Created: Mysore
  • Rights: Cambridge University Library
  • View the fully digitised item in Cambridge Digital Library using this link: https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-NN-00003-00075/1

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