Similarities may be drawn, particularly in the maghribi script and the deep colour of the paper, between this folio and a Qur'an hizb in Rabat, Bibliothèque générale (Maroc les trésors du royaume, exhibition catalogue, 1999, no. 166, p. 122). That example was attributed to 15-16th century Morocco. Another example, also attributed to 15th century Morocco and also similar in the style of script and deep coloured folio, is in the Bibliothèque Nationale (Splendeur et Majesté, Paris, 1987, no. 14, p. 40). On the basis of the watermark however (a right hand issuing a six-petal flower), which traces the paper to early 16th century Germany or Poland, we can date the present example to the same period.
A translation of the 18th century Italian explanation inserted at the end of the manuscript is available on request.