Islamic and Indian Art

15 Apr 2010, starting at 10:30 BST .

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Two consecutive Qur'an leaves on vellum (sura II, al-Baqarah (The Cow), verses 272-end; sura III, al-Imran (The Family of Imran), verses 1-part of 41) probably North Africa, 9th Century(2)

Four Qur'an leaves in kufic script on vellum probably North Africa, 9th Century

Two Qur'an leaves written in kufic script on vellum Abbasid, late 8th/9th Century(2)

A vellum Qur'an leaf in kufic script (sura LXVII, al-Qalam, The Pen, part of verse 4 and part of verse 28) Abbasid, late 8th/9th Century

Four vellum Qur'an leaves in kufic script Abbasid, 9th/10th Century(4)

Four vellum Qur'an leaves in kufic script Abbasid, 9th/10th Century(4)

A Mamluk legal document relating to the refurbishment of a waqf property Egypt, dated AH 703-4/AD 1303-1305 and AH 873/AD 1468-69

Abul-Abbas Shihab al-Din Ahmad bin Muhammad, better known as Ibn al-Hayim al-Maqdisi (d. AH 815/AD 1412), Kitab Nuzhat al Matalib, a treatise on numbers and arithmetic probably Anatolia or Mamluk Egypt/Syria, dated AH 800/AD 1397-98

A large Qur'an leaf (sura XIII, al-Ra'd, Thunder, part of verse 1-part of verse 16) Mamluk, possibly Yemen, circa 1300-1350

Eleven large Qur'an leaves probably provincial Mamluk, 14th Century(11)

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