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Folio from a Quran Manuscript
Folio from a Quran Manuscript
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description

Summary

Like many early Qur'an folios, this one is written on parchment in black ink with a broad-nibbed reed pen. The horizontally elongated letters seen here are characteristic of early kufic Qur'ans on parchment, and are thought to be a response to the rectangular page format. The angular script is moderated by the roundness of several letters that look like large black dots, their inner blank spaces reduced almost to a needlepoint. Red and green dots indicate the vowel marks.
Made in probably Syria
date_range

Date

0800 - 0999
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Source

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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