Folium from the "Blue Qur'an" (second half 9th to mid-10th century) from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Title

Folium from the "Blue Qur'an" (second half 9th to mid-10th century) from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Subject

Manuscript folium

Description

This is a non-illustrated manuscript from a “Blue Qur’an” from the ninth or tenth century. This version of the Qur’an is made entirely on indigo pages with gold and silver script, both of which indicate its origin in North Africa. This folio is without the necessary marks to determine when words begin and end and, thus, is extremely hard to read. It is most likely a decorative copy.

Publisher

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Date

Second half of 9th to mid-10th century

Contributor

John Casey III

Language

Arabic

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Tunisia, possibly Qairawan
Early Middle Ages (c. 500-1000)
Second half of 9th to mid-10th century

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Non-Illustrated Manuscript

Physical Dimensions

11 15/16 x 15 13/16 in

Files

Blue Qur'an.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Folium from the "Blue Qur'an" (second half 9th to mid-10th century) from the Metropolitan Museum of Art,” Medieval Hollywood, accessed February 18, 2019, http://medievalhollywood.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/95.