A large, very finely illuminated Qur'an manuscript on buff paper. The blue lines within gold clouds with polychrome floral motifs. The gold lines within finely drawn black outlined clouds with pale wash. There are gold rosettes between verses, blue drop-shaped marginal medallion every fifth verse and gold eight-pointed star motif every tenth verse. Vocalisation in black, sura headings in white riqa` within gold cartouches highlighted with polychrome floral motifs with illuminated spandrels, the juz written in gold thuluth in margins. Final folio with colophon signed by the scribe.


  • Title: Qur'an
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 950 AH
  • Physical Dimensions: w38 x h55 cm
  • Decoration: Vegetal arabesques.
  • Type: Illuminated
  • Rights: al Sabah Collection
  • Medium: Paper, ink, gold, watercolours and leather.

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