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Book
Manuscript
[al-Qurʼān, 9th or 10th century].[القرآن, القرن 9 او 10م].

Record info:
Format
Book
Manuscript
Preferred Title
Qurʼan.
Contributors
Ruthven, Alexander Grant, 1882-1971, former owner.
Published/Created
9th century (exact date unknown)
Summary
Fragment from an Early ʿAbbāsid Qur’ān carrying final words of Sūrat al-Mulk (67) verse 23 through opening word of Sūrat al-Qalam (68) verse 19.
Language
Arabic
Language note
Arabic.
Source of Acquisition
Gift of Dr. Alexander Grant Ruthven (1882-1971) who served as the Unversity of Michigan’s seventh president from 1929 to 1951 ; transferred to Rare Book Room from Kelsey Museum.
References
Déroche, François. Les manuscrits du coran. Aux origines de la calligraphie coranique. Catalogue des manuscrits arabes. Deuxième partie: manuscrits musulmans, Tome I, 1. Paris: Bibliothèque Nationale, 1983.
Déroche, François. The Abbasid tradition : Qurʼans of the 8th to the 10th centuries AD. The Nasser D. Khalili collection of Islamic art, v. 1. New York : Nour Foundation in association with Azimuth Editions and Oxford University Press, c1992.
George, Alain. The Rise of Islamic calligraphy. London: Saqi, 2010.
Whelan, Estelle. "Writing the word of God: some early Qurʼān manuscripts and their milieux, part I." Ars Orientalis 20, (1990): 113-147

Note
Ms. fragment.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Collation: Single leaf.
Layout: Written in 15 lines per page.

Physical Description
1 leaf : parchment ; 242-8 x 340 (180 x 260) mm.
OCLC Number
1194599877
Subjects (LCSH)
Manuscripts, Arabic -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
Contents Listing
(recto) Sūrat al-Mulk (67) final words of verse 23 through verse 30 (67:23-30) followed by illuminated heading for Sūrat al-Qalam (68)
(verso) Sūrat al-Qalam (68) verse 1 through opening word of verse 19 (68:1-19a)
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