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Title

  • Qur'anic Verses

Created / Published

  • 9th century

Headings

  • -  Calligraphy, Arabic
  • -  Manuscripts, Arabic--Washington (D.C.)
  • -  Iraq
  • -  Arabian Peninsula
  • -  Arabic calligraphy
  • -  Arabic script calligraphy
  • -  Illuminated Islamic manuscripts
  • -  Islamic calligraphy
  • -  Islamic manuscripts
  • -  Kufi

Notes

  • -  Qur'anic verses 10-11 of the 48th chapter of the Qur'an entitled Surat al-Fath (Victory), written in the Kufi script in the D.I style, on parchment, during the 9th century.
  • -  Anyone who violates His [God's] oath, does so to the harm of his own soul, and anyone who fulfils what he has convenanted with God, God will soon grant him a reward. (48:10).
  • -  Dimensions of Written Surface: 22 (w) x 16.7 (h) cm
  • -  The text is executed in Kufi script in the D.I style typical of horizontal Qur'ans produced on parchment during the 9th century (Déroche 1992, 69, cat. no. 21).
  • -  The text is executed in Kufi script with black ink on parchment. The text on the fragment's recto is well preserved as it is executed on the hair side of the parchment. On the other hand, the text on the fragment's verso has worn off substantially due to its execution on the flesh side of the parchment. Diacritics appear as red dots, although some dots in yellow, green, and blue are included as well. A verse marker between verses 10 and 11 is placed in the upper left corner of the folio's recto. As it is a tenth-verse marker, it takes the shape of a gold-painted medallion with the word 'ashar (ten) inscribed in its center.
  • -  This calligraphic fragment includes verses 10-11 of the 48th chapter of the Qur'an entitled Surat al-Fath (Victory). This surah dates from the Medinan period and contains 29 verses. It describes how triumph comes from courage, faith, and patience if the believer stays true to God:
  • -  Script: Kufi
  • -  AL-7

Medium

  • 1 volume ; 33.5 (w) x 23.5 (h) cm

Repository

  • Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2019714717

Online Format

  • pdf
  • image

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Rights & Access

The contents of the Library of Congress Selections of Arabic, Persian, and Ottoman Calligraphy are in the public domain or have no known copyright restrictions and are free to use and reuse.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, African and Middle East Division, Near East Section Persian Manuscript Collection

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