Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add. 1142 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Oriental Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: Fragments of an early Qurʼān written in the Maghrib or al-Andalus in the fourth or fifth century A.H. / tenth or eleventh century C.E. The manuscript has the characteristic square format of the Western tradition and is written in Maghribi script.

Physical Description

Form: codex
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Origin: 4th or 5th century AH; 10th or 11th century 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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