- Walters Ms. W.559, Koran
- Mubārakshāh ibn Quṭb
- This illuminated copy of the Qur’an was excecuted in Shaʿbān 723 AH / 1323 CE by Mubārakshāh ibn Quṭb, honored with the epithet zarrīn qalam (golden pen). Mubārakshāh ibn Quṭb was one of the six pupils of the illustrious calligrapher Yāqūt al-Mustaʿṣimī (d. 698 AH / 1298 CE). This manuscript, with a colophon signed and dated by Mubārakshāh (fol. 432a), was produced in Ilkhanid, Iran. It opens with a double-page illuminated frontispiece of geometric design painted in blue, black, gold, and green (fols. 1b-2a). Additional ornamentation includes verse markers and textual dividers. The Qur'anic text is written in naskh script in black ink with chapter headings in gold tawqī‘ outlined in black. The Persian interlinear translation in red naskh likely belongs to a later stage of the manuscript's history, when it was rebound and furnished with new margins. The black goatskin binding has a gold-tooled design of a central lobed medallion, pendants, and cornerpieces with doublures of brown leather and filigree decoration. It probably dates to the tenth century AH / sixteenth CE.
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