Folio from a Qur'an

Sheet: 30.6 x 20 cm (12 1/16 x 7 7/8 in.)
Location: not on view
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Kufic script was named after the ancient Mesopotamian city Kufa (in today’s Iraq), where it developed.


East Persian ornamental Kufic (a script used for Qur’an transcriptions) in black, red, and gold fill this page, which is additionally decorated with gold and blue medallions on its border. Twenty-three lines from the Qur’an’s Surah al-Waqi'ah (The Event, or Day of Resurrection; 56: 1–26) are on the recto and 23 lines from Surah al-Rahman (The Compassionate, 55: 73–78) are on the verso.
Folio from a Qur'an

Folio from a Qur'an


Seljuk Iran

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