Islamic Manuscripts : al-Qurʼān

Islamic Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Fragment of an Abbasid Qur'ān probably written in the third or fourth century A.H. / ninth or tenth century C.E, containing verses from the <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(4);return false;'>Sura al-Fātiḥah (سورة الفاتحة)</a>, inscribed in a gilded frame, and verses 1-228 from <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(8);return false;'>Sura al-Baqarah (سورة البقرة)</a>. Folios <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(6);return false;'>2v</a> and <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(7);return false;'>3r</a> are decorated with a rectangular gilded panel. The script seems to correspond to an Abbasid Style intermediate between <i>D.I</i> and <i>D.IV</i> as described by F. Deroche.</p>

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