Ahmad ibn al-Suhrawardi al-Bakri / Detached folio from a non-illustrated manuscript / 707 A.H. / A.D. 1308Ahmad ibn al-Suhrawardi al-Bakri
Detached folio from a non-illustrated manuscript
707 A.H. / A.D. 1308

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Creator Name: al-Suhrawardi al-Bakri, Ahmad ibn
Creator Role: calligrapher
Creator Name-CRT: Ahmad ibn al-Suhrawardi al-Bakri
Title: Detached folio from a non-illustrated manuscript
Title Type: Object name
Title: Colophon page from a Qur'an Manuscript
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Creation Start Date: 707
Creation End Date: 1308
Creation Date: 707 A.H. / A.D. 1308
Object Type: Books
Classification Term: Codex
Materials and Techniques: Ink, colors, and gold on paper
Dimensions: 20 3/16 x 14 1/2 in. (51.3 x 36.8 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 55.44
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1955
Rights: http://www.metmuseum.org/

Ahmad ibn al-Suhrawardi al-Bakri was one of the six celebrated disciples of Yaqut al-Musta'simi, the greatest master of cursive calligraphy. This folio, the left half of the double end-page of a Qur'an, was signed by Ibn al-Suhrawardi in a splendid muhaqqaq calligraphy (the three lines of text). In addition, the kufic script inside the cartouches, which were illuminated by the famous artist Muhammad ibn Aybak, states that the text was finished in the year A.H. 707 / A.D. 1307-08 in Baghdad.

AMICA ID: MMA_.55.44
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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