Miniature Qur'an

This Qur'an consists of 300 leaves, with 17 lines per page written in Ghubar script. Ghubar means 'dust' in Arabic which refers to a script so tiny that it is likened to specks of dust. There are two illuminated double pages at the beginning of this Qur’an, where the text is framed in blue and gold. Here it shows one half of each double page. This manuscript is probably the earliest dated miniature Qur'an. Miniature Qur'ans of the 14th century are rare. This manuscript is also notable for high quality of script and illumination. Miniature Qur'an were probably made for talismanic reasons to be carried while travelling.