Discover the “Gwalior Qur’ān”, a lavish manuscript written in 801 H./1399 CE. in the #fort of Gwalior. #Gold, blue and red inks are combined to write the text in Bihari style. Illuminated double-pages mark the beginning of a juz’.
[Aga Khan Museum, AKM281]
Completed in 1399, the Gwalior Qur’an features illuminations, commentaries, and notations in addition to the Qur’anic text. These include a set of instructions to use the Qur’an as a divinatory text—the earliest known example of its kind. This rich and varied compendium of texts speak to the cultural and historical context that informed manuscript production in South Asia during the Sultanate period (1192-1526).