- Walters Ms. W.556, Koran
- This square-format manuscript on parchment is volume 9 (al-juzʾ al-tāsiʿ) of the Qur'an, covering chapter 29 (Sūrat ʿankabūt), verse 46, to the end of chapter 37 (Sūrat al-ṣaffat). It dates to the sixth century AH / twelfth CE and was produced in the Maghreb. The text is written in Maghribī script in dark brown ink and vocalized with polychrome dots. The manuscript opens with a double-page illuminated frontispiece (fols. 3b-4a) and incipit (fol. 4b). Verse markers in the shape of trefoils indicate the end of each verse, and the letter hāʾ in the form of a teardrop and discs with rosettes indicate groups of five and ten verses. The illuminated finispiece with colophon (fol. 133b) states that it is the end of volume 9 of the Qur'an (al-juzʾ al-tāsiʿ min al-rabʿah) and offers a prayer for the Prophet Muhammad and his family. The dark red goatskin binding dates to the tenth century AH / sixteenth CE.
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