AHMAD AL-NAYRIZI QUR'AN

MS 5317
MS Short Title AHMAD AL-NAYRIZI QUR'AN
Text QUR’AN 2:285-286
Description MS in Arabic on peach-coloured paper, Iran, 1708-09, 1 f., 33x21 cm, single column, (21x14 cm), 9 lines in Naskh script in gold, colophon of 2 lines in Riqa’ script in gold by Ahmad al-Nayrizi, autograph, signed.
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Provenance 1. Ahmad al-Nayrizi, Iran (1708-09); 2. Sam Fogg, London.
Commentary Ahmad al-Nayrizi was the most famous Persian scribe in the 18th c. He is credited with the increased popularity of Naskh in Persia at this time, where it was restricted to Arabic texts, the more flowing Nasta’liq used instead for Persian language. Riqa’ script is one of the 6 styles of major cursive writing originating in the 10th c. It should not be confused with the very late Riq’a or Ruq’a script, see MS 5314 from 1870.
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Colophon "The most humble slave, the dust at the feet of the believers, Ahmad al-Nayrizi wrote this in 1120 of the Hijra." (AD 1708-09)
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Place of origin Iran
Dates 1708 - 1709 AD

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