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A Qur’an bifolium in Eastern Kufic script, Persia, 11th/12th century AD
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A Qur’an bifolium in Eastern Kufic script, Persia, 11th/12th century AD
Estimate
4,0006,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A Qur’an bifolium in Eastern Kufic script, Persia, 11th/12th century AD
text: surah Yusuf (XII) middle of v.4 to beginning of v.18
Arabic manuscript on cream polished paper, 9 lines to the page written in Eastern Kufic in black ink, verses separated by polychrome and gold rosettes, vocalisation in red, diacritics in blue and green, gold and polychrome ‘ashr and khamsa verse markers
41 by 29.5cm.
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Catalogue Note

This bifolium comes from a dispersed Qur’an attributable to Persia. A similar Qur’an, slightly smaller in size but written in the same bold black Eastern Kufic is dated to the last quarter of the tenth century (see Bloom 2001, p.104-5). Other leaves from this Qur’an have been sold at Sotheby’s London, 12 October 2000, lot 37; 15 October 1998, lot 9; 9 July 1979 lot 3, whilst another is now in Harvard Art Museums, Boston, inv.no.1924.95 (published here https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections/object/217155?position=154).

Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets

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