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Folio from a Quran Manuscript
Folio from a Quran Manuscript
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Summary

Like many early Qur’an folios, this folio is written in parchment in black ink using a broad-nibbed reed pen. The horizontal, rounded 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 to tiny circles. Red and green dots indicate the vowel marks.
Made in Central Islamic Lands
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Date

0800 - 0999
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Source

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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