A QUR’AN LEAF IN KUFIC SCRIPT ON VELLUM, NORTH AFRICA OR NEAR EAST, 9TH CENTURY AD
text: surah al-Nur (XXIV), middle of f.2 to middle of v.6
Arabic manuscript on vellum, 9 lines to the page written in elongated Kufic in dark brown ink, vocalisation in the form of red dots, verses separated by small triangular clusters of six gold dots
leaf: 20.1 by 29cm.
The hairy side of the leaf with some losses to the ink, as consistent with the age and the material, but the writing legible, the flesh side in good condition with strong calligraphy, stains and rubbing, traces of folds, as viewed.
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