Lot 6
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A Qur'an leaf in Kufic Script on vellum, North Africa or Near East, 9th/10th century AD

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 GBP
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Description

  • Ink & Gold on Vellum
  • leaf: 31 by 21cm.
text: surah al-inshirah (XCIV), verses 1-8, the whole surah
Arabic manuscript on vellum, 7 lines to the page written in bold kufic script in brown ink, vocalisation marked by red and green dots, verses separated by gold rosettes, fifth verse marked by large floral roundel enclosing the word khamsa, the verso with a final line illumination consisting of a large triangular cluster of gold dots and a leafy terminal
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