Qur'an Folio, 9th century

  • Islamic, Iraqi

Ink, colors and gold on parchment

  • Overall: 7 1/2 × 11 3/8 inches (19.1 × 28.9 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Robert Hamilton Fund



Islamic Art

  • Islam
  • Abbasid
  • Ink
  • Parchment
  • Kufic
  • Religious texts
  • Folio (leaf)
  • Iraq

Inscribed: translation: [(Sura 6), Part of verse 58... | Not with me is that which you seek to hasten/; the judgment is God's alone. He relates the truth, and He is the Best of deciders | Verse 59 Say: ^If what you seek to hasten were with me, the matter between you and me would be decided; and God knows very well the evil doers. Verse 60, Part of: With him are the keys of the unseen; none knows them but He. He knows what is in land and sea; not a leaf falls, | but He knows it!]

(Said Motamed, Frankfurt, Germany); 1984-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Bulletin of the DIA 62, no. 2 (1985): p. 30 (fig. 22).

Islamic, Iraqi, Qur'an Folio, 9th century, ink, colors and gold on parchment. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Robert Hamilton Fund, 1984.44.A.