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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
Hegira 100-200 / AD 700-800
Hijazi script on parchment
38 x 28.5cm
Near East or Arabian Peninsula
This Qur’an leaf is written in a transitional script that lies between the Hijazi and the kufic script styles. This vellum leaf demonstrates a crucial phase in the development of Quranic scripts. Towards the end of the first century Hijra, the Arabic letters started to acquire dots, as shown in this leaf, in the same brown ink used for the writing. Vocalization marks are seen in red and green dots, and the verse dividers are marked by the use of slanting dashes in brown ink.
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, IAMM Guide Book, Kuala Lumpur: IAMM Publications, 2014: 14.
"Qur’an leaf" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;my;Mus21;10;en
MWNF Working Number: MY1 10