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Name of Object:

Double leaf from “The Nurse’s Koran”


Copenhagen, Denmark

Holding Museum:

The David Collection

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Date of Object:

Hegira Ramadan 410 / AD January 1020

Museum Inventory Number:

Inv.no. 25/2003

Period / Dynasty:



Tunisia, Kairouan


Exceptionally, we know that this Koran was commissioned by Fatima, nurse to the Zirid prince al-Muizz ibn Badis.
The Koran was finished in January 1020 and according to the colophon was written, given diacritical marks denoting the vowels, and bound by one and the same person, Ali ibn Ahmad al-Warraq, and donated by Fatima to the Great Mosque in Kairouan.

Citation of this web page:

 "Double leaf from “The Nurse’s Koran”" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;dn;Mus21;10;en

MWNF Working Number: DN 10


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Islamic Dynasties / Period


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