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Indigo-died 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 – 3185
Abbasid / Fatimid?
North Africa, probably Kairouan
This horizontal Qur’an page of indigo-died parchment was executed in golden kufic script without any auxiliary vowel markers or diacritics. It is assumed to have formed part of a manuscript made in North Africa, possibly Kairouan, during the AH 4th century / AD 10th century. The page gives verses 135-137 from chapter 4 "Al-Nisa’ (The Women)".
"Indigo-died 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;2;en
MWNF Working Number: UA 02