Lot 151: A QUR'AN LEAF IN KUFIC SCRIPT ON VELLUM, NORTH AFRICA OR NEAR EAST, 10TH CENTURY AD |
October 19, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
text: surah Yunus (X), part of verse 94 to part of verse 95
Arabic manuscript on vellum, 3 lines to the page, written in dark brown ink, vocalisation of red and green dots, letter pointing of diagonal brown dashes, single verse marked by a pyramidal arrangement of six gold dots, framed
In fair overall condition, ink worn through vellum in some areas, stains and small tears to leaf edges, as viewed.
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Dimensions: 23.3 by 33cm.