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Manuscript

1478 (written)
Place Of Origin

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


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Brief Description
Manuscript, [Al-Wajiz, or an abridged commentary on the Koran], Egypt, 1478
Physical Description
Text block of 313 manuscript leaves with calligraphy and illuminations, Arabic text, housed in a black, blind and gold tooled leather binding
Dimensions
  • Height: 36.2cm
  • Width: 28cm
  • Depth: 8.5cm
Object history
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'.

Bibliographic Reference
Duncan Haldane. Islamic bookbindings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, 24
Other Numbers
  • MSL/1869/7219 - NAL accession number
  • RC.S.9 - NAL Pressmark
Collection
Library Number
MSL/1869/7219

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record createdApril 24, 2018
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