Medium : Date palm fronds – one pentagonal and 3 rectangular tiny books
Museum Location : Monson Edition
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This breath-taking acquisition is of exceptional, aberrant, uncustomary phenomenal range of the world’s smallest Holy Qurans.
The Pentagonal and rectangle shaped Holy Qurans in the Turkey period of Ottoman reign with intricate designs along the borders using only natural colours from natural ingredients clearly depict that these vibrant colours have withstood all ages and shows the genuity of the products used and their quality. Calligraphy on sheets depicts a rare streak of colours depicting the flame it creates within the person. Material used is not comprehensible which is why this The Holy Quran is the sole piece available, where appraisal is next to impossible. Material used for the Hijazi script is date palm fronds. Script is known as Ghubar, which literally means ‘dust’, because the letters were thought to be as minute as grains of powder. The small size suggests that it was meant for travel and certain marginalia and stamps indicate that it passed through several hands in the Ottoman worlds easily.