Decorated Page of the Quran

Decorated page of the first chapter of the Quran, the sura al-Fatiha, from a manuscript of the sixteenth century.

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1000 pieces jigsaw puzzle ; assembled puzzle : 48 X 68 cm.

 

On a background illuminated with gold and deep blue, floral arabesques to unfold with grace in cartridges and creating a graceful interlacing geometric decoration in delicate shades of pink, light blue accented with subtle touches of red.

The verses of the Fatiha written in cursive naskhi style, stand out against a background of clouds. A golden medallion is placed at the end of each verse. Reverence for the Qur'an, regarded as the Word of God, early promoted the development of the art of calligraphy and the decoration of the sacred text. Islam is the religion of choice for writing and reading. Decorate and copy the Divine Word are all works in which Muslim piety is expressed through the language of art. Fatiha has received special attention from the artists for this surah (Fatiha or Opening) is supposed to summarize in its seven verses the Qur'anic message in its entirety. Beautify the Fatiha of the most beautiful manner was a way to express reverence to the entire holy book.

  • Nombre de pièces : 1000
  • Taille : 48 X 68 cm.

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