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.
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