Nasrid Qur’an case


This is a 15th century leather Qur’an case, embroidered with gilt-silver wire. Thought to have belonged to one of the Nasrid rulers, it is unclear who it did belong to. The inscription on the front says “There is no conqueror but God” which is repeated on the back.

It is 10.8 x 12.4 cm or 4 1/4 x 4 7/8 inches. Under the flap is embroidered a right hand, palm up.
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Currently in the Metropolitan Museum of Art but is not on show.

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