Iconic books are texts revered as objects of power rather than just as words of instruction, information, or insight. In religious and secular rituals around the globe, people carry, show, wave, touch and kiss books and other texts, as well as read them. This blog chronicles such events and activities. (For more about iconic books, see the links to the Iconic Books Project at left.)
Monday, June 11, 2007
Posted by Jay Larson
I'm not sure if this is the image Jim is looking for, but this is one big Qur'an on a stand, found here; according to this site, which appears to be that of a tourist, the image is of the Emir palace in the UAE with an monumental open Qur'an.