About this Item

Title
Qur'anic Verses
Created / Published
9th-10th centuries
Subject Headings
-  Calligraphy, Arabic
-  Manuscripts, Arabic--Washington (D.C.)
-  Iraq
-  Arabian Peninsula
-  Arabic calligraphy
-  Illuminated Islamic manuscripts
-  Islamic calligraphy
-  Islamic manuscripts
-  Kufi
Notes
-  Qur'anic verses 19-31 of the 6th chapter of the Qur'an entitled Surat al- An'am (The Cattle), written in Kufi script related to the D.Va style , on parchment during the 9th-10th cents.
-  Dimensions of Written Surface: 29.2 (w) x 21 (h) cm
-  The text is executed in Kufi script in black ink at thirteen lines per page. Diacritics appear as red dots, and verse markers as little gold rosettes. The text on the fragment's recto has worn off substantially since it is executed on the flesh side of the parchment. A large blue and gold medallion inscribed with the term 'ashrun (twenty) located on the fourth line of text separates verses 20 and 21. In the left margin of the fourth line, moreover, appears the word nisf (half) written in gold ink in order to mark off this particular portion (juz') of the text.
-  The text on the fragment's verso is better preserved as it is executed on the hair side of the parchment. Here, a fifth-verse marker in the shape of a gold upturned virgule is included on the second line and separates verses 25 and 26. On the penultimate line of text, moreover, appears a larger tenth-verse gold painted medallion that separates verses 30 and 31.
-  The text's Kufi script appears related to the D.Va style typical of horizontal Qur'ans produced on parchment during the 9th-10th centuries (Déroche 1992, 100-105, cat. nos. 48-51).
-  This calligraphic fragment includes verses 19-31 of the 6th chapter of the Qur'an entitled Surat al- An'am (The Cattle). This surah dates from the Meccan period and describes the nature of God. Verses 19-31 in particular describe how God reveals Himself and expose the weaknesses of paganism.
-  Script: Kufi
-  AL-15
Medium
1 volume ; 33 (w) x 23.8 (h) cm
Repository
Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id
https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.amed/ascs.293
Library of Congress Control Number
2019714725
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