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Shelfmark Or 13192
Held By BL
Country Africa
Period 13c
Cover Material Goatskin (includes morocco, turkey etc)
Decorative Technique Tooled in blind; Tooled in gold
Style Mudejar, Moorish inspired geometric; Interlacing ribbon/strapwork; Islamic
Edges
BookBinder
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Author
Title Qur’an (pt 7) Manuscript [Marakesh, c1256].
Place of Publication
Date of Publication c1256
References
Notes The binding of this Qur’an was probably made during the Marinid dynasty (which ruled the Berber tribe in the thirteenth-century). The Marinids lived in present day Morocco and Spain. 280 x 220 (250 with flap extended) x 288 mm. According to Colin Baker, the binding is the earliest known example of gold tooling on a leather binding.
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