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A Qur’an leaf in Kufic script on vellum, North Africa or Near East, 9th century AD
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15,00020,000
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A Qur’an leaf in Kufic script on vellum, North Africa or Near East, 9th century AD
Estimate
15,00020,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A Qur’an leaf in Kufic script on vellum, North Africa or Near East, 9th century AD
text: surah Saba (XXXIV) v.46 to surah Fatir (XXXV) end of v.2
Arabic manuscript on vellum, 14 lines to the page written in elongated Kufic in dark brown ink, vocalisation in the form of red and green dots, verses separated by small triangular clusters of three gold dots, ‘ashr and khamsa verse markers in the shape of gold and polychrome rosettes, surah heading in gold outlined in darker brown ink
24.7 by 32.6cm.
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Catalogue Note

This leaf and the following lot come from the same fine Qur’an whose writing is characterised by a consistent mashq, or 'stretching' of the letter forms. Other leaves from this Qur’an were sold in these rooms, most recently 9 April 2014, lot 17 and 7 October 2015, lot 210.

Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets

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