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Manuscript Leaf Fragment

Made in Byzantine Egypt

Manuscript Leaves Fragment

Made in Byzantine Egypt

Manuscript Leaf Fragment

Made in Byzantine Egypt

Manuscript Leaf Fragment

Made in Byzantine Egypt

Leaves from a Coptic Manuscript

Made in Byzantine Egypt

Leaf from a Coptic Manuscript

Made in Byzantine Egypt

Leaves from a Coptic Manuscript

Made in Byzantine Egypt

Leaves from a Coptic Manuscript

Made in Byzantine Egypt

Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript

This eighth- or ninth-century Qur'an was written in a script that is characterized by a rightward slant and by the shape of the vowel ya' in the terminal position, which turns backward to underline the letters ... more

Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript

While the earliest surviving Qur’ans were copied in a tall, streamlined script known as hijazi on a vertical parchment support , such preferences were abandoned during the Umayyad period as scribes developed th... more

Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript

This small-scale Qur'an was used as an intimate personal object, probably worn or carried as an amulet during travel. Despite its diminutive size, it shares many features with other early Qur'ans, which were of... more

Section from a Qur'an Manuscript

Like many early Qur’an folios, this example is written in parchment in black ink using a broad-nibbed reed pen. The emphatically elongated letters seen here are characteristic of early kufic Qur’ans on parchmen... more

Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript

The angular kufic script of this page is moderated by the roundness of many letters that resemble large black dots, their inner blank spaces reduced almost to a needle point. The colored marks help the reader t... more

Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript

The tradition of dyed manuscripts developed in Byzantium for making valuable books, such as the Gospels. The technique continued into the early Islamic period, with the Blue Qur’an as its most spectacular manif... more

Qur'an Manuscript

This is the second volume of a thirty-part Qur’an meant to be read over the course of a month. It is typical of early Qur’ans, but includes some embellishments not found in earlier, more austere copies, such as... more

Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript

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, an... more

Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript

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, an... more

Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript

The tradition of dyed manuscripts developed in Byzantium for making valuable books, such as the Gospels. The technique continued into the early Islamic period, with the Blue Qur’an as its most spectacular manif... more

Folios from a Qur'an Manuscript

These two leaves from an early Qur'an are written in kufic script in dark brown ink, with vowel markings in red. The chapter heading, with two ornate arabesque leaves in the margin, is richly gilded. The text i... more

Book Cover from a Manuscript of the Ashtasahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra

This painted cover for a palm-leaf manuscript belongs to the Pala- Nepalese tradition. It comes from a palm-leaf edition of the Ashtasahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra (“Perfection of Wisdom in 8,000 Verses”). Seat... more

Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript

Made in Eastern Islamic Lands

Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript

Attributed to Eastern Islamic lands

Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript

This folio features a number of decorative elements that were meant to assist the reader by rendering the text of the Qur’an more legible. The kufic letters are written in brown ink, with the words’ vowels indi... more

Pair of Manuscript Covers with Buddhist Deities

This pair of painted wooden manuscript covers shows a series of Buddhist deities seated on lotus thrones before aureoles, interspersed with cauri-fans hanging above and ritual utensils below. Above are nine bod... more

Folios from a Qur'an Manuscript in Floriated "New Style" Script

This folio, copied in floriated "new style" script, exhibits a striking balance of rigorous discipline and exuberant imagination. The fourth line of text is much larger than the rest and its vertical letters en... more

Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript in Floriated Script

The manuscript to which this page once belonged, copied in floriated "new style" script, exhibits a striking balance of rigorous discipline and exuberant imagination. The calligrapher pushes the boundaries of t... more

Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript

This folio from a Qur’an is written on paper in black new style script, with vocalizations in red, diacritical marks in gold, and other orthographical signs in blue and black. The golden medallions are verse ma... more

Pair of Manuscript Covers

These covers once protected the palm-leaf folios of a religious text. The interior surface has traces of original paint. The outer surfaces are clad in copper sheet with a repoussé foliate meander design and gi... more

Manuscript

Found Egypt

Pair of Manuscript Covers with Buddhist Deities

This pair of wooden covers protected the palm-leaf folios of a Buddhist sacred text. One cover has the nine Buddhist goddesses, each holding a staff surmounted by the wish-fulfilling jewel (cintamani), while th... more