Two Qur'an leaves written in kufic script on vellum Abbasid, late 8th/9th Century(2)
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Two Qur'an leaves written in kufic script on vellum Abbasid, late 8th/9th Century(2)
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Two Qur'an leaves written in kufic script on vellum
Abbasid, late 8th/9th Century
Arabic manuscript on vellum, 17 lines to the page written in elongated and dispersed kufic script in brown ink, red dots probably added later, cluster of gold dots between verses, illuminated square marker indicating every tenth verse (ashr), band decorated with undulating vegetal scroll motifs between chapters, small tears affecting some words, stained, creased, in mount, framed
172 x 230 mm.(2)

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  • Text:
    sura II, al-Baqarah, The Heifer, part of verse 14-part of verse 22.
    sura C, al-'Adiyat, Those That Run; sura CI, al-Qari'a, The Day of Noise and Clamour, verses 1-11 (the whole sura).
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