Skip Navigation

This content requires Flash

You must have Javascript enabled and Adobe Flash Player to view the image gallery.

Get Flash Player

This content requires Javascript

You must have Javascript enabled to view the image gallery.

For instructions on how to enable Javascript in your web browser click here.

 

Chapter 4

Chapter 4 - Is 1424, f. 15b Zoom

Chapter 4

Qur'an
13th - 14th Century, Probably Spain
Is 1424, f. 15b

Commentary:

This page of text is from chapter 4 of the Qur'an, which bears the title al-Nisa (The Women), and is written in maghribi script. Maghribi developed in the Arab countries west of Egypt and in Muslim Spain, a region known as the Maghrib (meaning ‘west'), hence the name of the script. Typical of the script are deep, voluptuous curves. The text is written in gold ink with each letter outlined in black.

Tags

A tag is a word or short phrase used to describe an image. Tags can describe any aspect of the image, including the colours, scene depicted or feelings it evokes. Examples of tags might include: blue, winter, sunshine, rites of passage, happiness.

القرآن, Koran, Coran, Quran, arabs manuscipts

Please feel free to Add a Tag if you feel there are any keywords that could be used to describe this image that aren't in the tag list already.

Report Offensive Tags
 
 
 
Return to results
Return to homepage

© The Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin

Kodak - Sponsored by Eastman Kodak Company