Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript

Object Name: Folio from a non-illustrated manuscript

Date: late 9th–early 10th century

Geography: probably Syria

Culture: Islamic

Medium: Ink and gold on parchment

Dimensions: H. 13 1/8 in. (33.32 cm)
W. 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm)

Classification: Codices

Credit Line: Gift of Rudolf M. Riefstahl, 1930

Accession Number: 30.45

Description

This page is from a dispersed manuscript, many folios of which once belonged to the scholar R. M. Riefstahl. The angular kufic script is moderated by the roundness of several letters that look like large black dots, their inner blank spaces reduced almost to a needlepoint. The colored marks are an aid to the reader.

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