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Title

  • Qur'anic verses

Created / Published

  • 13th-14th centuries

Headings

  • -  Calligraphy, Arabic
  • -  Calligraphy, Persian
  • -  Manuscripts, Arabic--Washington (D.C.)
  • -  Iran
  • -  Arabic script calligraphy
  • -  Illuminated Islamic manuscripts
  • -  Islamic calligraphy
  • -  Islamic manuscripts
  • -  Muhaqqaq
  • -  Qur'anic verses

Notes

  • -  Qur'anic verses 78-80 of the 12th chapter of the Qur'an entitled Yusuf (Joseph), written in Muhaqqaq script suring the Ilkhanid period (1256-1353) in Iran.
  • -  Dimensions of Written Surface: 23.4 (w) x 34.6 (h) cm
  • -  Qur'ans executed in gold muhaqqaq script outlined in black at five lines per page and provided with radial verse markers similar to this fragment were produced during the Ilkhanid period (1256-1353) in Iran. For example, the Qur'an made for Sultan Oljeitu (r. 1304-16) bears similarities to the fragment in the Library of Congress (James 1988, 99).
  • -  Surat Yusuf narrates in detail the story of the Prophet Joseph and uses it as a parable for divine love. These particular verses (69-93) describe Joseph's conviction of his half-brothers and his request to bring Jacob and the whole family from Canaan to Egypt.
  • -  The text is written in muhaqqaq script and is fully vocalized. The letters are executed in gold and outlined in black ink. Only one verse marker appears on the first line: it is a gold disk decorated on its perimeter with blue and red designs. Parts of the text and frame in the middle of the left margin are lost.
  • -  This calligraphic fragment contains verses 78-80 of the 12th chapter of the Qur'an entitled Yusuf (Joseph). The text continues with verses 80-81 on the fragment's verso (1-90-154.190a V). Earlier verses (75-78) from the same surah appear on another fragment from the same Qur'an also in the Library of Congress (1-90-154.190b R & V).
  • -  Script: muhaqqaq
  • -  1-90-154.190a

Medium

  • 1 volume ; 26.1 (w) x 36.5 (h) cm

Repository

  • Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2019714695

Online Format

  • pdf
  • image

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Rights & Access

The contents of the Library of Congress Selections of Arabic, Persian, and Ottoman Calligraphy are in the public domain or have no known copyright restrictions and are free to use and reuse.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, African and Middle East Division, Near East Section Persian Manuscript Collection

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