Gold Koran color transparencies
- 1999 - 1999
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for use.
Conditions Governing Use
0.42 Cubic Feet (2 cardfile boxes (12.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 inches))
Biographical / Historical
Scope and Contents
The text is as follows and contains 18 suras, or chapters, only approximately half of the completed religious text:
- Folio 1a LII Sura al-Tur (the Mount), verses 37-49
- Folio 1b LIII Sura al-Najm (the Star), verses 1-21
- Folio 2a LIV Sura al-Qamar (the Moon), verses 13-27
- Folio 2b LIV Sura al-Qamar (the Moon), verses 27-40.
The original complete manuscript was written in around 800, while this portion was bound in possibly the 18th century and later photographed for the transparencies in 1999.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Existence and Location of Copies
Part of the Special Collections Repository
The Sheridan Libraries
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA