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KFQ 45, recto
KFQ 45, recto

Single Folio from a Qur’an

KFQ 45

Middle East or North Africa

late 9th – early 10th century AD

KFQ 45, recto

Single Folio from a Qur’an

KFQ 45

Middle East or North Africa

late 9th – early 10th century AD

ink, gold and opaque watercolour on vellum

copied in Kufic script; 15 lines to the page

20.4 x 30.8cm

Text: surah al-Jathiyah (XLV), verse 37, to surah al-Ahqaf (XLVI), verse 10.

The title and verse count at the beginning of surah al-Ahqaf are written in gold in a rectangular panel with a marginal tassel. The line finishes with a thin knotted band filled with coloured dots. Red dots indicate the vocalization, but the black diacriticals were added later.

F. Déroche, The Abbasid Tradition, Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, vol. I, London 1992, cat.17, p.65.

J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.11, p.37.