Wednesday, May 7, 2014

ABC Wednesday—Q is for "Qu'ran"

. . . another way of spelling Koran.
This one is decorated with gold and lapis and
was made in Kashmir in the late 1700s.  It's
on display with other examples of Islamic art 
(with many beautiful and also practical 
items such as bowls, screens, and carpets)
at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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  1. Wow! That really is a beautiful shot!

  2. oh that's amazing that it has been around so long, and still so vivid!

  3. Beautiful book. And like the book of the Christians, terribly misinterpreted at times; the Nigerian girls captured in the name of Islam do a disservice to the faith.

  4. This is just as beautiful as the bibles created by monks in the middleages.
    It is real art and made by artists who are both pious and patient.
    Wil, ABCW Team

  5. Nice shot!

  6. When I visited Istanbul there was an Imam reading from the Qu'ran at the Hagia Sophia. Your photo is beautiful!


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