The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 29, 2024

Qur'an Manuscript Folio

Qur'an Manuscript Folio

Sheet: 41.2 x 32.4 cm (16 1/4 x 12 3/4 in.)
Location: 116 Islamic


The text includes verses from the 39th chapter of the Qur’an, "Surah al-Zumar." The Arabic text is written in Rayhani script, one of the six official scripts of Perso-Arabic calligraphy, and ornamented with red, blue, and gold rosettes. There is a red, blue, and gold roundel in the border on the verso (front).
  • ?–1933
    Ananda K. Coomaraswamy [1877–1947] sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Exhibition of the Month: Calligraphy. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 7-December 29, 1950).
    Decorative Style. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (September 8, 1961-January 7, 1962).
    Oriental Art. Berea College, Berea, KY (organizer) (November 1-December 1, 1962).
  • {{cite web|title=Qur'an Manuscript Folio|url=false|author=|year=1300s|access-date=29 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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