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Gold, jade, rubies and emeralds miniature Koran manuscript

Gold, jade, rubies and emeralds miniature Koran manuscript

A miniature Quran (Koran) manuscript. Probably Deccan Sultanates, dated 1674-75. The binding and cover is jade inlaid with gold and set with rubies and emeralds.

This is part of the Emperors & Jewels exhibition: Treasures of the Indian Courts from the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait. On loan to the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.

On Boxing Day (no, not when people punch each other after Christmas, but a British tradition of 26 December as a holiday), I met up with John FitzGerald (Ipernity) or John FitzGerald (flickr) to visit the Aga Khan Museum, which is dedicated to Islamic artifacts. Special thanks to John for alerting me about the Emperors & Jewels special exhibition.

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Photo prise @ Toronto le 26 décembre 2018 (© Can Pac Swire / Flickr)

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