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Name of Object:



Dublin, Ireland

Holding Museum:

The Chester Beatty Library

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Date of Object:

Hegira 738 / AD 1338

Museum Inventory Number:

CBL Is 1470

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Coloured pigments and gold on paper


31.5 x 23 cm

Period / Dynasty:



Iran, Maragha


This manuscript is juz’ (section) eleven of a thirty-part Qur’an. Each section was separately bound and each would have begun, as does this one, with an illuminated roundel known as a shamsa (‘sun’) containing a Qur’anic inscription. The first lines of text are surrounded by a frontispiece and, as is usual in all fine Qur’ans, the beginning of each chapter is indicated by an illuminated heading. Other sections of this same manuscript are now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Ethnography Museum in Ankara, Turkey.

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;9;en

MWNF Working Number: IR 09


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Islamic Dynasties / Period


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Calligraphy Manuscripts


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