A Qur'an fragment from sura al-Baqara on vellum in kufic script probably North Africa, 9th/10th Century
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A Qur'an fragment from sura al-Baqarah on vellum in kufic script probably North Africa, 9th/10th Century
Sold for £5,000 (US$ 7,767) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Qur'an fragment from sura al-Baqarah on vellum in kufic script
probably North Africa, 9th/10th Century
Arabic manuscript on vellum, 8 leaves, 10 lines to the page written in elongated kufic script in brown ink with diacritics and vowel points marked with green, red and yellow dots and short strokes, creased, edges frayed, some words reinked, mostly on the shaved leaves, later brown morocco made up from two different covers, crudely rebacked, stained, edges worn
167 x 243 mm.

Footnotes

  • Text:
    sura II, al-Baqarah, The Heifer.
    Folio 1: part of verse 216-part of verse 221.
    Folio 2: part of verse 229-part of verse 233.
    Folios 3-4: part of verse 173-part of verse 185.
    Folio 5: part of verse 187-part of verse 194.
    Folios 6-7: part of verse 145-part of verse 165.
    Folio 8: part of verse 221-229.
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