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Double Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript Medium: Vellum Dates: 12th century

Double Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript Medium: Vellum Dates: 12th century

Qur'an Leaf in Kufic Script, 8th-9th century. Ink, pigment, and gold leaf on vellum or parchment, 12 5/8 x 15 1/2 in. (32.1 x 39.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Joan Palisi in memory of her husband, Dr. Joseph J. Palisi of Brooklyn, New York, 1995.186 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1995.186_PS2.jpg)

Qur'an Leaf in Kufic Script, 8th-9th century. Ink, pigment, and gold leaf on vellum or parchment, 12 5/8 x 15 1/2 in. (32.1 x 39.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Joan Palisi in memory of her husband, Dr. Joseph J. Palisi of Brooklyn, New York, 1995.186 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1995.186_PS2.jpg)

Maghribi” means “western,” in Arabic and refers to the western Islamic world of North Africa and Spain, where this script (and its variants) developed.  Maghribi was used for writing the Koran as well as other scientific, legal and religious manuscripts.      * Developed in the 10th century      * Still in use today in the western Islamic world, although its use is declining.

Maghribi” means “western,” in Arabic and refers to the western Islamic world of North Africa and Spain, where this script (and its variants) developed. Maghribi was used for writing the Koran as well as other scientific, legal and religious manuscripts. * Developed in the 10th century * Still in use today in the western Islamic world, although its use is declining.

Fragment from a Tenth-Century Qur˒an | Tenth-Century Qur˒an - Qur˒ans could be in one or multiple volumes, sometimes as many as thirty, in which each volume contained a thirtieth of the text, called a juz˒. | The Morgan Library & Museum

Tenth-Century Qur˒an

Fragment from a Tenth-Century Qur˒an | Tenth-Century Qur˒an - Qur˒ans could be in one or multiple volumes, sometimes as many as thirty, in which each volume contained a thirtieth of the text, called a juz˒. | The Morgan Library & Museum

Qur'an Manuscript - Almohad period, 13th century, Spain.    The sura heading, written in Kufic script, is rendered in gold with red shading and appears on a blue background with fine white scrollwork, all framed by a knotted motif border.

Qur'an Manuscript - Almohad period, 13th century, Spain. The sura heading, written in Kufic script, is rendered in gold with red shading and appears on a blue background with fine white scrollwork, all framed by a knotted motif border.

Fragments of a 9th Century Quran « Islamic Arts and Architecture | al-Qurʼān (ajzāʼ)  Fragments of an Abbasid Qurʼān, probably written in the third century A.H / ninth century C.E., containing verses from the suras: al-Dhārīyāt (سورة الذاريات),al-Ṭūr (سورة الطور), al-Najm (سورة النجم), al-Qamar (سورة القمر), and al-Raḥmān (سورة الرحمن). The manuscript also contains fine examples of early geometrical ornamentation at the front and back. The script seems to correspond to the Abbasid Style F.I.

Fragments of a 9th Century Quran « Islamic Arts and Architecture | al-Qurʼān (ajzāʼ) Fragments of an Abbasid Qurʼān, probably written in the third century A.H / ninth century C.E., containing verses from the suras: al-Dhārīyāt (سورة الذاريات),al-Ṭūr (سورة الطور), al-Najm (سورة النجم), al-Qamar (سورة القمر), and al-Raḥmān (سورة الرحمن). The manuscript also contains fine examples of early geometrical ornamentation at the front and back. The script seems to correspond to the Abbasid Style F.I.

Folio from a Tenth-Century Qur˒an | Tenth-Century Qur˒an | The Morgan Library & Museum-Folio from a Tenth-Century Qur˒an Qur˒an leaf, in Arabic Possibly Iran or Iraq 10th century On vellum 226 x 295 mm Gift of Belle da Costa Greene, 1941 MS M.792

Tenth-Century Qur˒an

Folio from a Tenth-Century Qur˒an | Tenth-Century Qur˒an | The Morgan Library & Museum-Folio from a Tenth-Century Qur˒an Qur˒an leaf, in Arabic Possibly Iran or Iraq 10th century On vellum 226 x 295 mm Gift of Belle da Costa Greene, 1941 MS M.792

A Koran in scroll format, written in various cursive scripts Iraq or Syria; 1st half of 14th century L: 755; W: c. 10 cm

A Koran in scroll format, written in various cursive scripts Iraq or Syria; 1st half of 14th century L: 755; W: c. 10 cm

Fragments of a 9th Century Quran. Visit the source to view more images with higher resolution provided by Cambridge University Library.

Fragments of a 9th Century Quran. Visit the source to view more images with higher resolution provided by Cambridge University Library.

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