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Shelfmark Or13192
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Author
Title Qur’an (pt 7) Manuscript [Marakesh, c1256].
Place of Publication
Date of Publication c1256
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Binding Image :

Shelfmark Or13192
Country Africa
Period 13c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Goatskin (includes morocco, turkey etc)
Decorative Technique Tooled in blind; Tooled in gold
Style/Type Mudejar, Moorish inspired geometric; Interlacing ribbon/strapwork
Edges
Bookbinder
Ownership mark
Reference An examination of tooling in gold and influences of Islamic methods see A R A Hobson, Humanists and Bookbinders, (Cambridge, 1989) and M M Foot, The History of Bookbinding as a Mirror of Society (Panizzi Lectures), London, 1998, p.13, fig.14. Part of the British Library's Asian, Middle Eastern and African Studies Collections. Colin F Baker, Quran Manuscripts, London, 2007, p.104.
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.



Bibliographical

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Shelfmark Or.9671
Held by BL
Author
Title Qur’an (part 7) [Egypt, late 14c].
Place of Publication
Date of Publication
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Binding Image :

Cover and flap

Shelfmark Or.9671
Cover and flap
Country Africa
Period 14c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Goatskin (includes morocco, turkey etc)
Decorative Technique Tooled in blind; Tooled in gold
Style/Type Mudejar, Moorish inspired geometric; Interlacing ribbon/strapwork
Edges
Bookbinder
Ownership mark
Reference Colin F Baker, Quran Manuscripts, London, 2007. pp102-3
Notes Illuminated and bound for the Amir Aitmish al-Bajasi (d.803/1400). Example of Egyptian binding during the Mamluk period. A rare original Mamluk binding with flap.



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