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Name of Object:

Single parchment page from a Holy Qur’an manuscript


Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Sharjah)

Holding Museum:

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation

About Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation, Sharjah

Date of Object:

Hegira 4th century / AD 10th century

Museum Inventory Number:

SM 1996 – 3186

Period / Dynasty

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.

Citation of this web page:

 "Single parchment page from a Holy Qur’an manuscript" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;ua;Mus21;1;en

MWNF Working Number: UA 01


 Artistic Introduction

Islamic Dynasties / Period



On display in

MWNF Galleries

Calligraphy Manuscripts


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