Bifolium from the Pink Qur’an

Pages dyed pink, script from the Maghreb, and gold medallions make this Qu’ran especially spectacular.

Bifolium from the Pink Qur’an, from Spain, 13th century, ink, gold, silver, and opaque watercolor on paper, 31.8 x 50.2 cm (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Additional resources

This work at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Spain, 1000–1200: Art at the Frontiers of Faith


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Cite this page as: Dr. Ariel Fein and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Bifolium from the Pink Qur’an," in Smarthistory, June 28, 2022, accessed April 24, 2024,