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Box for Holy Qur'an of Sultan Qansuh Al-Ghawri
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The box for the Holy Qur'an is made of wood and consists of a body and a cover. The inside of the body is divided for keeping chapters of the Holy Qur'an separate.

The box is decorated on the outside with lines of Mamluk Naskh calligraphy, an ornamental style of writing.

The text indicates that the Mamluk Sultan Qansuh Al-Ghawri ordered this box to be made. Modeled plant and geometric designs decorate the box in addition to the calligraphy.

Dimensions:  Height 100 cm  Width 50 cm

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Culture:

Islamic

Technique:

Carved
  Carved

Style:

Mamluk

Materials:

Wood
Type Type

Type:

Box / Chest / Casket
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Location: 

Museum of Islamic Art

Created: 

Cairo
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Created: 

16th Century AD
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