Pages of the Qur'an: The Lygo Collection By. Will Kwiatkowski
Product code: 9780955339356 PAUL HOLBERTON PUBLISHING
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- Paperback: 132 pages
- Publisher: Sam Fogg (17 Jan. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 978-0955339356
A highly decorated leaf in the Lygo collection is from an 11th-or 12th century manuscript considered to be one of the masterpieces of Qur'anic calligraphy and illumination and is thought to have stretched over 2,250 leaves in total.New heights in calligraphy and illumination were reached under Mongol rule - a period of artistic brilliance and innovation- and the monumentality in Qur'an production by the Mamluk and Timurid dynasties can be seen as an artistic response to the Mongol challenge. A large fragment in the Lygo collection comes from a magnificent Qur'an of extraordinary dimensions thought to be made for Timur, the founder of the Timurid Empire.
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