A Qur'an leaf written in large bold kufic script on vellum Abbasid, mid-9th Century

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A Qur'an leaf written in large bold kufic script on vellum
Abbasid, mid-9th Century

Sold for £ 6,875 (US$ 8,573) inc. premium
A Qur'an leaf written in large bold kufic script on vellum
Abbasid, mid-9th Century
Arabic manuscript on vellum, 5 lines to the page written in large kufic script in brown ink with diacritics and vowel points in red and green, verses marked with a trefoil of three dots in gold, circular marginal ornament added at a later date
203 x 306 mm.

Footnotes

  • Text: sura VII, al-A'raf, The Heights, part of verse 88 to part of verse 89.

    The script and verse markers are very similar to a fragmentary folio in the Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art: see Francois Deroche, The Abbasid Tradition, Oxford 1992, p. 77, cat. no. 26, accession no. KFQ35. Also compare the script with M.S. R.11 in the Topkapi Palace Library, Istanbul: see F. Karatay, Topkapi Sarayi Muzesi Kutuphanesi. Arapca yazmalar katalogu, I, Istanbul, 1962.
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