A QUR’AN LEAF AND BIFOLIUM IN KUFIC SCRIPT ON VELLUM, NORTH AFRICA OR NEAR EAST, 9TH AND 10TH CENTURY AD |
7,000 - 9,000 GBP
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- leaf: 13.5 by 20.6cm.bifolium: 15.3 by 45cm.
text: single leaf: surah al-Ra'd (XIII) middle of v.41 to surah Ibrahim (XIV) end of v.6; surah al-Isra (XVII), middle of v.27 to middle of v.41leaf: Arabic manuscript on vellum, 15 lines to the page written in Kufic script in black ink, diacritics indicated by red and green dots, verses separated by gold half-palmettes, surah headings in gold; bifolium: Arabic manuscript on vellum, 10 lines to the page written in dark brown Kufic script, diacritics indicated in red dots, verses separated by polychrome rosettes, gold and polychrome marginal markers