A Qur’an leaf and bifolium in Kufic script on vellum, North Africa or Near East, 9th and 10th century AD
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.41
leaf: 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
leaf: 13.5 by 20.6cm.
bifolium: 15.3 by 45cm.