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Title:
Toward a ‘Biography’ of a Manuscript: A copy of the Qur’an from 12th c. Iran
When:
-  09:00AM - 05:00PM
Where:
Penn Museum - Philadelphia
Category:
Workshop
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Toward a ‘Biography’ of a Manuscript: A copy of the Qur’an from 12th c. Iran

A Project in the History of the Book

Workshop, February 22-23, 2013, Penn Museum, Classroom 2.

This copy of the Qur’an (Penn Museum NEP27) has a colophon page, frequently reproduced in handbooks, dating its copying to H559/ 1164CE in Hamadhan. A detailed examination of the codex was carried out by a seminar on codicology held in spring 2012. The codex presents interesting case of book ‘restoration’ that must be closely examined as it points to a complex history of usage. An examination thus far reveals that there were several interventions to the integrity of the original; many folios bear major repairs, patches and replacements. The following aspects of the codex will be presented to a panel of experts and participating workshop attendees.

Register here: http://sites.sas.upenn.edu/nep27wksp

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Venue:
Penn Museum
Street:
3260 South Street
ZIP:
19104
City:
Philadelphia
State:
PA
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