Three Qur'an bifolia written in maghribi script on vellum Spain or Morocco, late 11th/12th Century(3)

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Three Qur'an bifolia written in maghribi script on vellum
Spain or Morocco, late 11th/12th Century
(3)

£ 3,000 - 5,000
US$ 3,700 - 6,200
Three Qur'an bifolia written in maghribi script on vellum
Spain or Morocco, late 11th/12th Century
Arabic manuscript on vellum, 6 leaves conjoined in three bifolia, 5 lines to the page written in bold maghribi script in brown ink with diacritics in red, blue and green, illuminated circular devices decorated with alternating blue and brown dots, edges frayed, browned and creased, some waterstaining
leaf 177 x 232 mm.(3)

Footnotes

  • Comparison can be made with two sections of manuscripts of the Qur'an exhibited at the Islamic Art Gallery, The King Faisal Centre in 1985. The catalogue observed: 'This beautiful free-flowing calligraphy was fully developed in Spain and the Maghrib by the late 11th Century and was the only cursive style to evolve directly from Kufic.' See The Unity of Islamic Art, The King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies, 1985, pp. 28-29, no. 11. The oblong format of the leaves indicates an early date, i.e. late 11th Century.
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