A Qur'an leaf in Kufic script on vellum, Near East, 8th century AD
text: surah al-Ma'idah (V), middle of v.34 to end of v.44
Arabic manuscript on vellum, 17 lines to the page, written in brown Kufic script
28.2 by 36.6cm.
Ex-collection Joe and Hellen Darion, New York (see pp.62-3 for more on the Darion Collection).
Olsen Travelling Exhibition, Persian Miniature no.44 (label on reverse of frame).
On loan: North Carolina Museum of Art, 1962 (loan number Olsen Persian Miniature TL.62.10.44, label on reverse of frame).