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Creation date: early 19th century
Creation place: Iran

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Type: Manuscript Qur'an
Medium and Support: Ink and gold on paper
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Tonia Gale
Accession Number: 1969.60
Dimensions: 4 3/8 in. x 2 3/4 in. x 11/16 in. (11.11 cm x 6.99 cm x 1.75 cm)


Tonia Gale, San Diego, California ( - December 16, 1969)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (December 16, 1969 - )

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Gallery 11 Label Nov 2013
Ink and gold on paper, early 19th century
Gift of Mrs. Tonia Gale, 1969.60

This pocket-size Qur’an was meant to be carried by its owner, and the book accordingly shows signs of wear. It is written in a small but clear cursive script with extra illumination at the beginning of the book and at the start of each sura (“chapter”).
Last Updated: 1/26/2022


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Persian Art , 11/23/2013 - 6/8/2014

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