The pink colour of the paper of this Qur'an folio is extremely rare. Another Mamluk Qur'an folio on pink paper, attributed to the late 14th century sold at Christie's King Street, 4 October 2012, lot 106. Although not as large (68 x 51cm.), the present folio is larger than many Mamluk Qur'ans and typical of the manuscripts commissioned by the Cairo-based Bahri Mamluk Sultans. They date mostly to the second half of the 14th century. The pink colour is often associated with Qur'an manuscripts from the Western Islamic World.