Page from a Koran, Sura al-Nisa 4, Verses 157–158

Page from a Koran, Sura al-Nisa 4, Verses 157–158

1100s

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Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper

Overall: 32 x 21.3 cm (12 5/8 x 8 3/8 in.); Text area: 23 x 16 cm (9 1/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1939.507.a

Description

The text, from Sura al-Nissa (Women), chapter 4:157–58 gives the Islamic view of the crucifixion of Christ. 157: And for their saying, "We have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the Messenger of God." In fact, they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him, but it appeared to them as if they did. Indeed, those who differ about him are in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it, except the following of assumptions. Certainly, they did not kill him. 158: Rather, God raised him up to Himself. God is Mighty and Wise.

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