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A GOLD KUFIC QUR'AN BIFOLIO
A GOLD KUFIC QUR'AN BIFOLIO

NORTH AFRICA OR NEAR EAST, 9TH/10TH CENTURY

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A GOLD KUFIC QUR'AN BIFOLIO
NORTH AFRICA OR NEAR EAST, 9TH/10TH CENTURY
Qur'an XLVIII (sura al-fath), v.21-26 and Qur'an XLIX (sura al-hujrat), v.14 to Qur'an L (sura qaf), v.2, gold and black ink on vellum, each folio with eight lines of gold kufic script outlined in sepia, verse markers in the form of three roundel clusters or pointed palmettes highlighted in orange and blue, sura headings in black, diacritics in sepia, mounted, framed and glazed
Text area 2 3/8 x 3 ¾in. (6 x 9.5cm.); folio 3 ¼ x 4 ¾in. (8.2 x 12.1cm.)
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