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Name of Object:



Dublin, Ireland

Holding Museum:

The Chester Beatty Library

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Date of Object:

Hegira 677 / AD 1278

Museum Inventory Number:

CBL Is 1466

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Coloured pigments and gold on paper


10.5 x 8 cm

Period / Dynasty:



Turkey, Konya


This small manuscript is of note for its extensive documentation and equally for its extensive illumination. Its colophon states that it was copied by al-Hasan ibn Juban ibn ‘Abdallah al-Quwani (‘from Konya’) in the madrasa (theological school) of Sa‘ad al-Din Kubak in the city of Konya, in eastern Turkey, in AH 678 / AD 1278. Somewhat unusually, the illuminator is also named, one Mukhlis ibn ‘Abdallah al-Hindi (‘from India’). The manuscript now includes seven double-pages and one single page of illumination, all in a palette of mainly blue and gold. (The single-page frontispiece with which the manuscript now opens was probably originally a double-page composition.) Throughout the text, the name of Allah (God) is written in gold ink.

Citation of this web page:

 "Qur'an" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;ir;Mus21;8;en

MWNF Working Number: IR 08


 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period

Seljuqs (Anatolian)

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MWNF Galleries

Calligraphy Manuscripts


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