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A Qur'an Bifolium in Kufic Script on Vellum, North Africa or Near East, 9th century AD | lot | Sotheby's

A Qur'an Bifolium in Kufic Script on Vellum, North Africa or Near East, century AD

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Qur'an Leaf in Kufic Script Medium: Ink, pigment, and gold leaf on vellum or parchment Dates: century Dynasty: Abbasid Period: Abbasid

Tenth-Century Qur˒an - Folio from a Tenth-Century Qur˒an Qur˒an leaf, in Arabic Possibly Iran or Iraq 10th century.  The text is written in Kufic, named after al-Kufah, the Iraqi town where the script supposedly originated. Red dots mark vowels, and each tenth verse is marked by a small, gold rectangle. On this leaf a thin gold band indicates the end of sura 24 (al-Nūr, or "Light") and the beginning of sura 25 (al-Furqān, or "The Criterion"). | The Morgan Library & Museum

Tenth-Century Qur˒an

Folio from a Tenth-Century Qur˒an Qur˒an leaf, in Arabic Possibly Iran or Iraq century On vellum 226 x 295 mm Gift of Belle da Costa Greene, 1941 MS

An Andalusian Qur'an bifolio (on vellum) in Maghribi script with a triangle kufic medallion copied ca. 12-13th Cent AD during Almohad period.

An Andalusian Qur'an bifolio (on vellum) in Maghribi script with a triangle kufic medallion copied ca. Cent AD during Almohad period.

Fragments of a 9th Century Quran « Islamic Arts and Architecture | al-Qurʼān (ajzāʼ)  Fragments of an Abbasid Qurʼān, probably written in the third century A.H / ninth century C.E., containing verses from the suras: al-Dhārīyāt (سورة الذاريات),al-Ṭūr (سورة الطور), al-Najm (سورة النجم), al-Qamar (سورة القمر), and al-Raḥmān (سورة الرحمن). The manuscript also contains fine examples of early geometrical ornamentation at the front and back. The script seems to correspond to the Abbasid Style F.I.

Fragments of an Abbasid Qurʼān, probably written in the third century A.H / ninth century C.

These two manuscripts exhibit the Kufic script written on vellum. They are dated to the 3rd Islamic century and thought to have been produced in North Africa. Note the coloured dots in the first manuscript to distinguish the letters. The second example shows an elaborate example of the marking between surahs, here done in gold. Both are located in the Tareq Rajab Museum in Kuwait.

These two manuscripts exhibit the Kufic script written on vellum. They are dated to the 3rd Islamic century and thought to have been produced in North Africa. Note the coloured dots in the first manuscript to distinguish the letters. The second example shows an elaborate example of the marking between surahs, here done in gold. Both are located in the Tareq Rajab Museum in Kuwait.

An Illuminated Qur'an leaf in Maghribi Script circa 1250-1350 AD ink and gold on vellum sotheby's

An Illuminated Qur'an leaf in Maghribi Script circa AD ink and gold on vellum sotheby's

Fragments of a 9th Century Quran. Visit the source to view more images with higher resolution provided by Cambridge University Library.

Fragments of a Century Quran. Visit the source to view more images with higher resolution provided by Cambridge University Library.

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