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  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • Qur'an, 1979
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • leather, paper, ink, embossing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 24.5 x 18 x 6.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 5/8 x 7 1/16 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0156.02

Qur'an printed on white paper and bound in reddish brown leather. The front cover and spine are embossed with gold lettering and decoration. On the front cover there is a filigree style border around the outside. Inside of that there are three lines of Arabic calligraphy, followed by four lines in Hausa Roman letters, two lines of calligraphy, and two lines of English. The spine has a rectangle of filigree, followed by three rectangles of calligraphy, another rectangle of filigree, another rectangle with Hausa in Roman letters, and another rectangle with a line of Roman letters and a line of calligraphy.
The text inside the book is in Arabic and Hausa and is the rendition by Alhaji Abubakar Gummi.