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Koran

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Object Number:
NEP17
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Near East
Date Made:
16th century
Early Date:
1500
Late Date:
1599
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Paper
Ink
Technique:
Illumination
Iconography:
Koran
Description:
Two Illuminated leaves of the Koran. On each of these folios is the first surah of the Qur'an , the recitation of which forms a prominent part of daily worship. While these folios appear to be frontispieces, their backs are untouched , making it unlikely they were ever included in a codex.
Credit Line:
Gift of H. Khan Monif

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Magnificent Objects (06 May 2004 - Mar 2005)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: 160
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