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Juz’ Amma, 30th section of the Holy Quran

Mamluk dynasty, 1250-1300

This manuscript was most probably commissioned by a Mamluk dignitary of Cairo or Damascus, as numerous large-sized Qurans were ordered for religious institutions at the time. It includes the last juz or section of a Quran in several volumes, written in the elegant cursive muhaqqaq script. The bismillah (“In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the most Merciful”) introducing each surah is written in gold letters while the titles of the chapters are in blue.

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Title: Juz’ Amma, 30th section of the Holy Quran
Geography: Syria, Damascus (?)
Date: Mamluk dynasty, 1250-1300
Medium: ink, colors and gold on paper, leather binding
Classification: manuscript
Dimensions: 47 x 62 cm
Inventory number: LAD 2009.011
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