27 April 2004
TWO QUR'AN FOLIOS
NORTH AFRICA OR NEAR EAST, 9TH CENTURY
Qur'an LII (sura al-tur) part of vv.4-36 to LIII (sura al-najm), v.1-22, manuscript on parchment, each folio with 16ll. of sepia kufic, diacritical marks in red, letter pointing with sepia marks, one folio with sura heading in red and green and with two verse markers of red and green rosettes, verso of each slightly faded
Folio 5¾ x 8½in. (14.6 x 21.8cm.) (2)
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Other folios from this Qur'an are in the collection of Nasser D. Khalili.
Déroche, F.: The Abbasid Tradition, Oxford, 1992, no.39, p.88.
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