205. Bifolium from a Mamluk Qur’an

Egypt, second half 14th century
Size: 34 × 24 cm

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These elegant pages, written in super-fluid muhaqqaq calligraphy, delicately vocalized in black and red, and with verses counted with discreet marginal ornaments, comes from a 30-volume Qur’an, of which recorded sections are in Topkapi Palace Library, Istanbul, and the Nasser D. Khalili Collection, London.