Artist Abu'l-Hasan al-'Usayli al-Hanafi, Egyptian, active Cairo
  • Qur'an Bi-folio
Date 1561 or 1562
Medium Ink, colors and gold on paper
Dimensions Height: 54.5 (21 7/16 in.)
Total Width: 75 cm (29 1/2 in.)
Width of single page: 37.5 (14 3/4 in.)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, with funds from an anonymous donor and from Richard W. Jackson, Linda Jackson Roeckelein and Sibley Gillis Classen in honor of their mother, Margaret Gillis
Accession Number 1997.17.A
Department Islamic Art
Not On View
Signed The catalogue from the Anavian exhibition in 1979 claims that this Qur'an has a colophon stating that it was copied in Cairo by Abu'l-Hasan al-'Usayli al-Hanafi in 1561-62 C.E./ 969 H.
(Said Motamed, Frankfurt, Germany);
1997-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
H. Anavian, Ancient and Islamic Art, Habib Anavian Galleries, New York, 1979.