Folio from a Ten-Volume Qur'an, ca. 1220

  • Islamic, Spanish

Ink, colors, gold and possibly silver on tinted paper

  • Page: 13 × 10 inches (33 × 25.4 cm)

Museum Purchase, Ernest and Rosemarie Kanzler Foundation Fund

2007.120.2A

Department

Islamic Art

  • Islam
  • Hispano-moresque
  • Ink
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Religious texts
  • Folio (leaf)
  • Manuscript (handwriting)
  • Paper
  • Valencia

[Translated: [Surat al-Saff (The Ranks) 61:14] [O ye who believe! Be you Gods helpers: As Jesus, son of Mary, said to the Apostles], "Who will be my helpers unto God?" The Apostles said, "We will be helpers of God." And a portion of the Children of Israel believed and a portion disbelieved; so (b) We confirmed those who believed against their enemy, and they became masters. 14 [Surat al-Jamu'ah (Congregation) 62] In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate …. ]

1248, endowed to the library of the Mosque of Ali b. Yusuf b. Tashufin (Marrakech, Morroco, Africa). (Bonham's Auction House, London England)

April 12, 2000, purchased by (Bernard Quarich Ltd., London, England)

2007-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA).

Islamic, Spanish, Folio from a Ten-Volume Qur'an, ca. 1220, ink, colors, gold and possibly silver on tinted paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum Purchase, Ernest and Rosemarie Kanzler Foundation Fund, 2007.120.2A.