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Single parchment page from a Holy Qur’an manuscript
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation
Hegira 4th century / AD 10th century
SM 1996 – 3186
Abbasid / Fatimid?
Middle East, perhaps Iraq or Syria
This horizontal parchment Qur’an page shows a bold, majestic black kufic script with red vowel markers, arranged over seven lines. It originally formed part of a manuscript executed possibly in Iraq or Syria during the AH 4th century / AD 10th century. The fragment gives verse 14 from chapter 49 Al-Hujurat ("The Dwellings") of the Holy Qur’an.
"Single parchment page from a Holy Qur’an manuscript" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;ua;Mus21;1;en
MWNF Working Number: UA 01