Saturday, September 19, 2009
A LARGE ILLUMINATED QUR'AN LEAF IN KUFIC SCRIPT, NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, LATE 9TH CENTURY
Text: surat al-baqara (II), part of verse 187
.Arabic manuscript on vellum, 7 lines to the page writen in elongated kufic script in brown ink with vocal points represented by red, yellow and green dots, wide untrimmed outer margins.
text area: 23.5 by 14.3 leaf: 36.5 by 27.1cm.
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