Four Qur'an leaves in kufic script on vellum probably North Africa, 9th Century
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Four Qur'an leaves in kufic script on vellum probably North Africa, 9th Century
Sold for £1,320 (US$ 2,259) inc. premium
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Lot Details
Four Qur'an leaves in kufic script on vellum
probably North Africa, 9th Century
Arabic manuscript on vellum, 4 leaves, 17 lines to the page written in small and dispersed kufic script in brown ink, lacking diacritics, vowel points and verse markers, sura heading picked out in red ink, creased, edges slightly frayed
131 x 175 mm.

Footnotes

  • Text:
    sura XXIV, al-Nur, The Light, part of verse 64-end.
    sura XXV, al-Furqan, The Criterion, verse 1-part of 20.
    sura XXII, al-Hajj, The Pilgrimage, part of verse 41, part of verse 60.
    sura XXIII, al-Mu'minun, The Believers, part of verse 25, part of verse 59; sura XXV, al-Furqan, The Criterion, part of 72-end; sura XXVI, al-Shu'araa, The Poets, verse 1, part of 32.
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