SUDANI STYLE QUR'AN

MS 2971
MS Short Title SUDANI STYLE QUR'AN
Text QUR'AN
Description MS in Arabic on paper, Hausa area, Nigeria, 19th c., 487 ff., 22x16 cm, single column, (15x9 cm), 14 lines in a fine Maghrebi script in "Sudani" style, punctuation and marginal initials in brown and yellow, 3 full-page displays of strapwork or geometric decoration in yellow, red and black.
Binding Hausa area, Nigeria, 19th c., blindtooled leather folder enclosing the book on 4 sides, a flap ending in an encircling thong, lined with older leaves from Qur'ans, the leaves loose inside. Protected by 2 endpieces of gazelle skin with the hair attached.
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See also MS 5321, al-Ghazali: Revival of the religious sciences; Kitab Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din. Morocco, 1350 ("Fezi" style)
Place of origin Nigeria
Dates 19c AD

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