Ilkhanid / Leaf from a Qur?an / 1302?8Ilkhanid
Leaf from a Qur?an

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Anatolian; Ilkhanid
Creator Dates/Places: Iraq (Baghdad)
Creator Name-CRT: Ilkhanid
Title: Leaf from a Qur?an
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1302
Creation End Date: 1308
Creation Date: 1302?8
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: ink, gold, and colors on paper
Dimensions: 17 x 13 7/8 in. (43.2 x 35.2 cm)
Description: This superbly illuminated page originally formed the right half of a double-page opening to a section of a Qur?an. It combines the three main Islamic types of nonfigural decoration: calligraphy, vegetal patterns, and geometric patterns. The vegetal patterns here are the classical scrolls utilized as the background to the calligraphy, within the compartments of the geometric interlace, and in the text frame and margin medallion. Two ground colors are used to introduce additional patterning.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 50.12
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1950
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.50.12
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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