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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Qur'an leaf in kufic script on vellum, c.900 A.D

TEXT: SURA AL-`IMRAN (III), VV.72-74 Description: 5 lines per page written in bold, elegant kufic script on vellum, letter pointing of thin brown diagonal dashes, vocalisation of red, blue, green and yellow dots, single verse divisions marked with gold florets decorated with red dots, trimmed, some rodent activity affecting text area and edges, text on reverse worn. 22.4 by 26.2cm. Photography/ Text ©Sotheby´sJOC provides access to these materials for educational and research purposes and makes no warranty with regard to their use for other purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or holders of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemption. JOC has made every reasonable effort to locate and acknowledge copyright owners and wishes to be informed by any copyright owners who are not properly identified and acknowledged on this website so that we may make any necessary corrections.

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