Artist Islamic, Spanish
  • Folio from a Ten-Volume Qur'an
Date ca. 1220
Medium Ink, colors, gold and possibly silver on tinted paper
Dimensions Page: 13 × 10 inches (33 × 25.4 cm)
Credit Line Museum Purchase, Ernest and Rosemarie Kanzler Foundation Fund
Accession Number 2007.120.2B
Department Islamic Art
Not On View
Inscriptions [Translated: [Surat al-Saff (The Ranks) 61:14] [O ye who believe! Be you Gods helpers: As Jesus,
son of Mary, said to the Apostles], "Who will be my helpers unto God?" The Apostles said, "We will be helpers of God." And a portion of the Children of Israel believed and a portion disbelieved; so (b) We confirmed those who believed against their enemy, and they became masters. 14 [Surat al-Jamu'ah (Congregation) 62] In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate …. ]
1248, endowed to the library of the Mosque of Ali b. Yusuf b. Tashufin (Marrakech, Morroco, Africa).
(Bonham's Auction House, London England);
April 12, 2000, purchased by (Bernard Quarich Ltd., London, England);
2007-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA).