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TWO EASTERN KUFIC FOLIOS
TWO EASTERN KUFIC FOLIOS

EASTERN IRAN, 11TH/12TH CENTURY

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TWO EASTERN KUFIC FOLIOS
EASTERN IRAN, 11TH/12TH CENTURY
Qur'an XVIII, sura al-kahf, part of v.16 and 18, black ink on paper, each with 5ll. of broken cursive script, vocalisation in red, gold roundel verse markers, in gold borders within thin black rules, mounted, framed and glazed
Each 4 ¾ x 3 1/8in. (12 x 8cm.)

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Lot Essay

Sheila Blair notes this type of script she identifies as broken cursive was popular in eastern Iran during the 11th, 12th, and possibly early 13th centuries (Sheila S. Blair, Islamic Calligraphy, Edinburgh, 2008, p.197). Consistently with the small group of extent manuscripts of this type, these two folios would have been part of a thirty volume set. The script is closely comparable to that of the folio sold in these Rooms, 6 October 2009, lot 3.

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