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Image number
CH488359
Title
Qur'an, probably Mesopotamia, dated 17 Ramadan AH 599/ 6 June 1203 (gold on paper) (see also 488330-31, and 33)
Artist
'Umar, Yahya Bin Muhammad Ibn (fl.1203)
Location
Private Collection
Medium
gold on paper
Date
1203 (C13th)
Dimensions
14x10.2 cms
Description
The earliest known complete dated Qur'an written in gold
Photo credit
Photo © Christie's Images / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
religious / book / scripture / arabic / interlace / manuscript / medieval / pattern / gilded / text / pages / abstract / script / gilt / books / calligraphy / page / patterns / islamic / carpet page / first / illuminated / mesopotamian / elaborate / earliest / knotwork / koran / islam / qur'an
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