MASHQ QUR'AN

MS 4597
MS Short Title MASHQ QUR'AN
Text QUR'AN, SURA 4:103 - 113
Description MS in Arabic on paper, North Africa or Near East, ca. 750-800, 1 f., 33x38 cm, single column (26x31 cm), 16 lines in mashq script, vocalisation of red and green dots, circular device in green and brown at the end of verse 111.
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Context Other ff. from this Qur'an form part of the David Collection, København, and 3 ff. the Nasser D. Khalili Collection, London, 1 f. sold at Sotheby's 13.04.2000, lot 2..
Provenance 1. Sam Fogg Rare Books, Cat. 22(2000):2.
Commentary The script is a unique combination of several aspects of early kufic. Most striking of these is its mashq, or extension of the horizontal axis of the letters, a common feature of kufic, but rarely practised to such an extent as here. Its semi-circular final nun, triangular tail to the final mim, and broad semi-oval initial áyn are also characteristic peculiarities.
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Place of origin North Africa or Near East
Dates ca 750-800 AD

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