Lot n° 9
2000 - 3000
Bifolio d’un petit coran en coufique sur papier oriental
Mesopotamia, 11th century
Text : Sura Muhammad (47), part of v. 25 - v. 28 and Sura al-Fath (48), part of v. 4 - v. 6 (part). Arabic manuscript. 7 ll. per page. The writing style borrows some elements from the New Style (alif with upper bulge, curvilinear form of the nun). The text is completely provided with diacritical points (the qaf indicated by a point below, in accordance with the ancient tradition). The vowels are marked by red dots. Other signs (shadda, madda), in green, are indicated by modern symbols. The verses are not separated. In the margin of f.1, verso, a circular medallion, drawn in ink, centered by a golden disk.
Text : 9 x 6 cm ; Page : 14.3 x 9 cm
Leaves of other relatively similar copies are preserved in the Khalili collection (KFQ79), published in: François Déroche, The Nasser D. Khalili collection of Islamic Art, Oxford, 1992, cat. 91, p.174.
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