A Qur'an leaf on vellum in kufic script Near East, 9th Century
Lot 110
A Qur'an leaf on vellum in kufic script Near East or North Africa, 9th Century
Sold for £2,000 (US$ 3,205) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Qur'an leaf on vellum in kufic script Near East, 9th Century
A Qur'an leaf on vellum in kufic script
Near East or North Africa, 9th Century
Arabic manuscript on vellum, six lines to the page written in kufic script in brown ink with diacritics and vowel points in red and green, one palmette in gold marking the verse ending, some worming, loss and later replacement of one corner extending to halfway down vertical side of leaf, not affecting text
175 x 261 mm.

Footnotes

  • Text:
    sura XX, Ta–Ha, Mystic Letters, part of verse 52 to part of 57.
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