7 April 2011
A KUFIC QUR'AN FOLIO
NEAR EAST OR NORTH AFRICA, 9TH/10TH CENTURY
Qur'an XXX, surat al-rum, vv.51-55, parts vv.50 and vv.56, Arabic manuscript on vellum, each side with 10ll. of elegant kufic, with round thick letters and notably circular meems, red and green vocalisation markers and a polychrome roundel verse marker, text slightly rubbed in some areas
Folio 11 7/8 x 7 5/8in. (30 x 19.5cm.) (2)
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