Islamic texts

This section examines a variety of Islamic texts: from royal Qur'ans commissioned by sultans in the fourteenth century to representational images adorning prayer books.  It also looks at some of the many scripts and decorative techniques used to produce Qur'ans.

Shi'ite Fatwas (seventeenth century)

Depiction of the Holy cities of Mecca and Medina (nineteenth century)

Ma'il Qur'an (eighth century)

Kufic Qur'an (ninth century)

Sultan Baybars' Qur'an (1304 - 06)

A Royal Qur'an (1310)