Two oblong Qur'an leaves on vellum (Jazeera?) 9th Century(2)
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Two consecutive Qur'an leaves on vellum (sura II, al-Baqarah (The Cow), verses 272-end; sura III, al-Imran (The Family of Imran), verses 1-part of 41) probably North Africa, 9th Century(2)
Sold for £1,800 (US$ 3,011) inc. premium
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Two consecutive Qur'an leaves on vellum (sura II, al-Baqarah (The Cow), verses 272-end; sura III, al-Imran (The Family of Imran), verses 1-part of 41)
probably North Africa, 9th Century
Arabic manuscript on vellum, 17 lines to the page written in dispersed kufic script in brown ink with diacritics and vowel points in red and green probably added later, red and green roundels between verses, sura heading written in kufic script in red ink, lower corners damaged with loss of text, waterstaining, edges frayed
148 x 215 mm.(2)
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