Single Folio from a Qur’an

Location: Middle East or North Africa

Materials: ink, gold and watercolour on vellum

Dimensions: 14.6 x 21 cm

Accession Number: KFQ 84

Other Notes:

Text: surah al-Saba’ (XXXIV), verses 43–4.

The vocalization is indicated by red dots, while green dots mark the hamzah, and blue dots mark both the shaddah and the vowel. A gold rosette inside a blue circle marks the end of every verse.


copied in Kufic script; 5 lines to the page


F. Déroche, The Abbasid Tradition, Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, vol. I, London 1992,  cat.19, p.67.