Part 20 of a 30-part Qur'an

10th century AD

The Khalili Collections

The Khalili Collections

The section has an illuminated frontispiece and finispiece. Both of these were probably double-page compositions, but only one half of each survives. Restoration has also altered the appearance of the manuscript to some extent. A frame has been drawn around the text, and catchwords in a cursive hand have been added. The loss of some folios left the text incomplete, and the lacunae were filled by writing the missing parts of the texts in the margins of the folios facing the lost leaves.


  • Title: Part 20 of a 30-part Qur'an
  • Date Created: 10th century AD
  • Location Created: Middle East
  • Medium: ink, gold and watercolour on vellum

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