University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: NEP17
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Near East
Date Made: 16th century
Early Date: 1500
Late Date: 1599
Section:Near Eastern
Credit Line:Gift of H. Khan Monif, 1928


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Magnificent Objects (06 May 2004 - Mar 2005)View Objects in Exhibition


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

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