1.5 in wide scroll with handwritten Islamic print and hand drawn illustrations. The illustrations are colored and illuminated. The end of the scroll is attached to leather which was used to protect the paper roll.
Qur'an handwritten in Arabic with floral decoration on the first page. It may have been produced in China.
Papers of John Alden Williams, William R. Kenan Professor of Humanities in the William and Mary Religious Studies Department. Williams specialized in Middle Eastern Civilization and Islamic Studies. Collection includes his curriculum vita, early papers, correspondence, course materials, lectures, talks, transcriptions of manuscripts, and research notes. Some of the material is written in arabic.