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What's on the Page?
Finely executed calligraphy is a feature of many Qur’ans from throughout the Islamic world. Because the text contains the word of God, it is considered a form of devotion to copy the text in beautiful handwriting and to adorn its pages. Join docent Steve Zilles as he looks at the art, calligraphy, and meaning of a page from a 14th-century Qur’an.
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“Take out” a taste of art! Join museum docents and fellow art lovers for interactive lunchtime encounters with selected artworks from the collection. We’ll gather on Zoom to look closely at compelling works using high-resolution images and uncover fun facts. Each weekly session explores a different topic. Unmute to join the conversation.
Image: Page from a manuscript of the Qur’an, approx. 1330–1340. Central Asia or Turkey. Ink, colors and gold on paper. Asian Art Museum, Gift of the Todd Williams Memorial Fund and The Society for Asian Art, B87D7. Photograph © Asian Art Museum.
The Asian Art Museum Docent Program is generously supported by the Dhanam Foundation and Society for Asian Art.