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Title
Lapis and gold
Type
Text
Subject
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Iranian--Iran--Shīrāz.
Islamic illumination of books and manuscripts--Iran--Shīrāz.
Qurʼan--Illustrations.
Ruzbihan Qurʼan--Illustrations.
Islamic calligraphy--Iran--Shīrāz.
Rūzbihān Muḥammad al-Ṭabʻī al-Shīrāzī, active 1558.
Chester Beatty Library.
Qurʼan.
Genre Form
Manuscripts. fst01424060 (Source: OCoLC)
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Geographic Coverage
Iran
Ireland
Classification
LCC: ND3385.K6 W64 2018 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 745.6/7 full
Identified By
Lccn: 2018418249
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
still image (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
The Chester Beatty Library's 16th-century Ruzbihan Qur'an--produced in the city of Shiraz in southwest Iran--is one of the finest Islamic manuscripts known. In terms of both materials and workmanship, it is exquisite: lapis lazuli and gold, the two most expensive pigments available, are used on every page, while the rendering of the decoration is exceptionally fine. This is the most detailed and comprehensive study of any Islamic manuscript--and it is well worthy of such scrutiny.
Authorized Access Point
Wright, Elaine Julia, Lapis and gold