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QUR 589
QUR 589

Two Folios from a Qur’an

QUR 589

perhaps Syria

12th Century AD

QUR 589

Two Folios from a Qur’an

QUR 589

perhaps Syria

12th Century AD

ink, gold and opaque watercolour on paper

Thulth script

2 folios; 28 x 18.5 cm; 19 lines to the page

The lines of the script are cramped together in a highly unusual manner reminiscent of inscriptions on stone or stucco.

F. Déroche, The Abbasid Tradition, Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, vol. II, London 1992, p.30, cat.3.J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, p.72, cat.62.