Object Name: Qur'an case
Date: second half 15th century
Geography: Spain, possibly Granada
Medium: Leather; embroidered with gilt-silver wire
Dimensions: 4 1/4 x 4 7/8 in. (10.8 x 12.4 cm)
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number: 04.3.458
This pouch, decorated with the Nasrid shield and motto, "There is no Victor but God," may have held a section of a small Qur'an. A French inscription on a piece of paper found inside the pouch at the time of purchase claimed that it belonged to the last sultan of Granada, Muhammad XII, known in Europe as Boabdil (r. 1486–92).