EASTERN KUFIC SCRIPT QUR'AN

MS 4594
MS Short Title EASTERN KUFIC SCRIPT QUR'AN
Text QUR'AN, SURA 45:19 - 37, AND THE HEADING FOR SURA 46
Description MS in Arabic on buff paper, Iran, 11th-12th c., 1 f., 34x28 cm, single column, (28x21 cm), 15 lines in an elegant eastern kufic script, diacritical marks and vocalisation in red and green, 3 gold medallions and a gold leaf in margins, sura heading over 7 lines of smaller naskhi book script in alternating lines of red and black, within a gold frame, some green illumination with gold palmette extending into the margin.
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Provenance 1. Sam Fogg Rare Books Ltd., London.
Commentary The sura heading gives not only the title of the sura (Winding Sand-tracts), and the place it was revealed, but also the number of verses, words and letters in it.
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Place of origin Iran
Dates 11c - 12c AD

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