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Title

  • Qur'anic Verses

Created / Published

  • 9th-10th centuries

Headings

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

Notes

  • -  Qur'anic verses 55-74 of the 22nd chapter of the Qur'an entitled Surat al-Hajj (The Pilgrimage), written in Kufi script close to the E style, on parchment during the 9th-10th cents.
  • -  Diacritics are executed as red dots, while only two verse markers are included between verses 62-63 (recto) and 72-73 (verso). Each verse marker is shaped like a gold flower inscribed in a square.
  • -  Dimensions of Written Surface: 13 (w) x 22.3 (h) cm
  • -  That is because God merges night and day, and He merges day and night, and verily it is God Who hears and sees all things. (22:61).
  • -  The text is executed in Kufi script close to the E style typical of horizontal Qur'ans produced on parchment during the 9th-10th centuries (Déroche 1992, 116, cat. no. 62).
  • -  The text is executed in Kufi script in black ink at 17 lines per page. As the text on the recto is executed on the flesh side of the parchment, it has worn off substantially. On the other hand, the text on the folio's verso is well preserved since it was written on the hair side of the parchment.
  • -  This calligraphic fragment includes verses 55-74 of the 22nd chapter of the Qur'an entitled Surat al-Hajj (The Pilgrimage). Immediately subsequent verses (74-78) of the same surah, as well as the first eight verses of the 23rd chapter, from the same Qur'an are included in another fragment in the collections of the Library of Congress (AL-9). Surat al-Hajj advises the community of believers to serve God in order to seek His help and protection:
  • -  Script: Kufi
  • -  AL-8

Medium

  • 1 volume ; 19.7 (w) x 30 (h) cm

Repository

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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2019714718

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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