Page from a Qur'an (recto)

1100s
Sheet: 30.6 x 20 cm (12 1/16 x 7 7/8 in.); Text area: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)
Location: 116 Islamic
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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 Sura al-Rahman (The Compassionate, 55: 73–78) constitute the text.
Page from a Qur'an (recto)

Page from a Qur'an (recto)

1100s

Iran, Seljuq period (1037–1194)

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