Saturday, November 6, 2010

Illuminated Manuscript Koran, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.552, fol. 2a

A leaf from a fragment of the Koran (Qur'an) on parchment in horizontal format covering chapters 6 (al-Anʿām), verse 55 through 9 (al-Tawbah), verse 79 executed in an Early Abbasid script ('Kufic'), with chapter headings in gold ink, most probably in the 3rd AH / 9th CE century.

See this manuscript page by page at the Walters Museum Website:
art.thewalters.org/viewwoa.aspx?id=1528

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