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A Qur’an leaf in Kufic script on vellum, North Africa or Near East, 9th century AD                 
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
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A Qur’an leaf in Kufic script on vellum, North Africa or Near East, 9th century AD                 
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
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A Qur’an leaf in Kufic script on vellum, North Africa or Near East, 9th century AD                 
text: surah al-‘imran (III), middle of verse 58 to middle of verse 72
Arabic manuscript on vellum, 17 lines to the page written in Kufic script in black ink, vocalisation in red, verses separated by triangular clusters comprising 6 gold dots, geometric gold 'ashra and khamsa markers
20.3 by 27.7cm.
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Catalogue Note

Several folios of this Qur'an are now in the Royal Library in Rabat, Morocco (Paris 1999, no.139, p.101, inv.no.12610), whilst another fragment is now in the Kuwait National Museum. Other leaves have been sold at Christie's London, 7 April 2011, lots 1 and 2; photos of other folios are now in the Bergstraesser Archive (Abulhab 2017, p.16-17).

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