A page from the same Qur’an is now in the Freer Sackler Gallery, Washington, Acc.No.S1997.92. Several ajza' of this Qur'an are now in the Chester Beatty Library (juz III, V, IX, X, XVIII and XIX; in.no.MS.1417; published in James 1980, p.26). At the end of juz XIX, there is a statement in Persian which says that it was corrected (durust bi-kard) in Sha'ban 292 AH/June 905 by Ahmad b. Abu'l Qasim al-Khayqani, dating it to circa 900 AD, making it one of the earliest Qur'ans in Eastern Kufic (see James 1980, p.26 and Arberry 1967, p.10). Other leaves from this Qur'an were sold in these rooms, 20 November 1986, lot 280; 14 December 1987, lot 198, and 29 April 1990, lot 141.
The margins have been trimmed and thus the binding is unlikely to be the original one. The very same binding is recorded in the Chester Beatty sections and is probably datable to shortly after the manuscript's production itself (see James 1980, p.119).
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