A Qur'an leaf on vellum in kufic script (sura XLIII, al-Zukhruf, Gold Adornments, part of verses 71-89 (end); and sura al-Dukhan, Smoke, verses 1-part of 6)
Early Abbasid, 9th Century
Arabic manuscript on vellum, 16 lines to the page written in kufic script in black ink with vowels marked by red dots, probably added later, every tenth verse marked by a roundel decorated with green and red dots, end of each verse indicated by three diagonal strokes, sura heading written in kufic script in alternating red and green ink, creased, text verso flaked but still legible, in mount
148 x 218 mm.; text area 112 x 173 mm.