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  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (Written in black and red naskh script., written)

  • Date:

    1478 (written)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    National Art Library

Physical description

Text block of 313 manuscript leaves with calligraphy and illuminations, Arabic text, housed in a black, blind and gold tooled leather binding

Place of Origin

Egypt (Written in black and red naskh script., written)


1478 (written)


Height: 36.2 cm, Width: 28 cm, Depth: 8.5 cm

Object history note

Formerly inventoried as MS.L.7219-1869.
Previously misidentified as Quran, but noted by RLP as from Qaytbay's waqf.
Bears a sticker with the number '53'.

Descriptive line

Manuscript, [Al-Wajiz, or an abridged commentary on the Koran], Egypt, 1478

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Duncan Haldane. Islamic bookbindings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, 24


National Art Library; Calligraphy; Africa


National Art Library

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