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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, March 9, 2014

Ancient Manuscript Review 129 :Antique Islamic Papyrus Manuscript ( 10th Century CE)


This is another part of manuscript fragment I purchased from Ebay in 2013.The item was sold as  " Egyptian Ancient Greek-Roman or Coptic Papyrus Fragments ". It is written on paper but the backing is from papyrus.

However upon receiving this papyrus, it was not written in any of languages mentioned above. It was written in Arabic. I couldn't decipher the meaning but I knew for sure it was written in Arabic. This manuscript could be a sort of prayer or amulet because it has a symmetrical shape which if folded resembles an umbrella. As I mentioned in my entry no 128: Papyrus  I think this is Islamic manuscript because there is a lot of words of Allah, Hussein and Ali which are Shiite in nature. This could be written during the time of Fatimid Shiite Empire ( 909 -1171 CE ) in Egypt.
I need to do more research on this manuscript and will update this entry later. If you have any info on this manuscript, feel free to share with us.

Manuscript Specs

Item :  Arabic Papyrus Manuscript
Content :  Shiite Islamic prayer
Dim : Diameter of  9"
Date : 10th century CE
Copyist : anonymous
Origin :  Egypt
Calligraphy :TBA
Design : Written in Arabic scripts in black on paper with backing in papyrus
Purchased Price :US

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