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This is a blog of my personal collections. The purpose of this blog is to educate myself and public in regards to antiquities especially related to religion and calligraphy. I welcome everyone to input their feedback in this blog which they think would be helpful. I do not watermark the photos in this blog so everyone is free to use them as long as they are not used for illegal and unethical reasons. I appreciate if you could notify me if you plan to use any of the photos here. Enjoy browsing!!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Ancient Manuscript Review 110 : Antique Kufic Quran on Vellum / Parchment ( 10th Century)

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. The leaf was in 3 fragments.

Codicology
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 :6 lines per page
Inks          : Main text in red
Punctuation: Diacritical marks in red.
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 : light brownish vellum
Gatherings : N/A
Catchwords :Nil
Dimensions : 22.0 cm x 18.0 cm
Binding   : Nil
Estimated Market Price :
Purchased Price : USD
Remarks : 

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