Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add. 1111 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Oriental Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: Fragment of an Abbasid Qur'ān probably written in the third or fourth century A.H. / ninth or tenth century C.E, containing verses from the Sura al-Fātiḥah (سورة الفاتحة), inscribed in a gilded frame, and verses 1-228 from Sura al-Baqarah (سورة البقرة) are decorated with a rectangular gilded panel. The script seems to correspond to an Abbasid Style intermediate between D.I and D.IV as described by F. Deroche.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Dimensions (written): 13.3 × 16.0 cm.
Dimensions (written):


7 lines per page



Origin: undated CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought from Professor E.H. Palmer and E.E. Tyrwhitt in 1878.

Record Sources

"Manuscript description based on E. G. Browne: A hand-list of the Muhammadan manuscripts, including all those written in the Arabic character, preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge, 1900", abbreviated by the OCIMCO project team.


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