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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ancient Manuscript Review 104 : Antique Kufic Quran on parchment / Vellum ( 9th Century CE)

This is a vellum with both sides written Quranic verses in Kufic script. Acquired from an acquaintance in Paris. The vellum originally belonged to a Professor of Islamic Art. I couldn't verify the exact date of this vellum however based on the script (Kufic), I would estimate it around 9th -10th century CE.

Title Page : Nil
Content    : Quranic Verses
Date         : 9th-10th Century CE
Copyist    : Anonymous
Patron      : Nil
Origin      : Near East or North Africa
Place acquired : Paris
Illuminations : Nil
Calligraphy :Kufi
Number of lines :
Inks          : Main text in black
Punctuation: flowery disc to separate between verses.
Frame       :  Nil
History of Manuscript : Originally belonged to a Professor of Islamic Art in Paris. His family sold some of these vellums to a friend. I acquired this vellum from him in 2013.
Number of folios : 1 f
Support of writing : Dark brownish vellum
Gatherings : N/A
Catchwords :Nil
Dimensions : 19.0 cm x 13.0 cm
Binding   : Nil
Estimated Market Price :
Purchased Price : USD
Remarks : The vellum has bit rougher surface on one side.

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