London, South Kensington
18 April 2016
SIGNED KHALID BIN AHMAD AL-JAMAL, MECCA, OTTOMAN HEJAZ, DATED THURSDAY MORNING 29 DHU AL-HIJJA AH 1210/5 JULY 1796 AD
Arabic manuscript on paper, 261ff. plus one fly-leaf, each folio with 15ll. of back cursive script, with red roundel verse markers, sura headings in red naskh script, opening bifolio with two polychrome illuminated headpieces, with catchwords, colophon signed and dated, in reddish brown stamped morocco binding
Folio 12 ¼ x 8 ¼in. (31.3 x 21cm.)
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The colophon states that this Qur'an was copied in Muzdalifa, a renowned Hajj station east of Mecca.
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