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KFQ 84, recto
KFQ 84, recto

Single Folio from a Qur’an

KFQ 84

Middle East or North Africa

9th century AD

KFQ 84, recto

Single Folio from a Qur’an

KFQ 84

Middle East or North Africa

9th century AD

ink, gold and watercolour on vellum

copied in Kufic script; 5 lines to the page

14.6 x 21 cm

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.

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