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West African loose-leaf copy of the Qur’ān with wrapper and satchel
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Item Data
Date
late 19th or early 20th century
Item Source
Isl. Ms. 1061 (catalogue record)
Description
West African loose-leaf copy of the Qur’ān with leather wrapper and satchel. The script (Barnāwī), decoration, format, writing material, and enclosure are all typical of West African manuscript production, in particular that of the Bornu area of historical Central Sudan (present-day northeastern Nigeria and parts of Niger and Chad). The particular watermarked paper suggests late 19th or early 20th century.
Format
Manuscript codex on European laid paper, 504 leaves, 215 x 17 mm.
Language
Arabic
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