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Lapis and Gold, The Story of the Ruzbihan Qur’an

One of the most magnificent Qur’ans ever produced is on display at Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, following extensive conservation work. The Qur’an was created in Shiraz in southwest Iran in the mid-sixteenth century by Ruzbihan Muhammad al-Tab‘i al-Shirazi and a team of illuminators. Ruzbihan was an outstanding calligrapher and this Qur’an is considered to be one of his masterpieces. Only five Qur’ans signed by him have survived and the Chester Beatty treasure is renowned for its quality and significance.

Manuscripts of the Qur’an - part 3

SARAJEVO (BiH) / The exhibition "Manuscripts of the Qur'an" from the Archives of the Sarajevo City takes place in the historic place called Hanikah, from 16th century, across the Gazi Husrev bei Mosque. The exhibition will be open until the 26th of November 2010.

Manuscripts of the Qur’an - part 2

SARAJEVO (BiH) / The exhibition "Manuscripts of the Qur'an" from the Archives of the Sarajevo City takes place in the historic place called Hanikah, from 16th century, across the Gazi Husrev bei Mosque. The exhibition will be open until the 26th of November 2010.

Manuscripts of the Qur’an - part 1

SARAJEVO (BiH) / The exhibition "Manuscripts of the Qur'an" from the Archives of the Sarajevo City takes place in the historic place called Hanikah, from 16th century, across the Gazi Husrev bei Mosque. The exhibition will be open until the 26th of November 2010.

Leaf from Poem in Honor of the Prophet Muhammad

This folio from Walters manuscript W.582 is an illuminated page introducing the beginning of the poem. It consists of the main framed panel with a domed headpiece and decorated borders. The text is divided into four panels executed in naskh and thuluth scripts in black, gold and blue ink.