MS 4595
Text QUR'AN, SURA 18:18 - 21
Description MS in Arabic on buff paper, India, late 14th -15th c., 2 ff., 23x21 cm, single column, (23x14 cm), 13 lines in a vigorous bihari script in alternating blue, black and gold ink within a gold frame, 2 round and 1 large illuminated pearshaped medallions in gold, red, blue and green in the margins, marginal commentaries in Persian language and naskhi script written diagonally to the main text.
Context A large part of this MS was included in an exhibition of Arabic calligraphy held at the Islamic Art Gallery of the King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 2 other leaves, see P. Pal, Indian Painting: A Catalogue of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Collection, Los Angeles 1993, no 40. Other leaves from this MS in New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, København, The David Collection, and 1 leaf in Sam Fogg cat. 22(2000):13. .
Provenance 1. Sam Fogg Rare Books Ltd., London.
Place of origin India
Dates late 14c -15c AD