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Name of Object:

Qur’an leaf

Location:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Holding Museum:

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Date:

Hegira 100-200 / AD 700-800

Type of object:

Manuscript

Museum Inventory Number:

2012.25.1

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Hijazi script on parchment

Dimensions:

38 x 28.5cm

Period / Dynasty:

Abbasid

Provenance:

Near East or Arabian Peninsula

Description:

This Qur’an leaf is written in a transitional script that lies between the Hijazi and the kufic script styles. This vellum leaf demonstrates a crucial phase in the development of Quranic scripts. Towards the end of the first century Hijra, the Arabic letters started to acquire dots, as shown in this leaf, in the same brown ink used for the writing. Vocalization marks are seen in red and green dots, and the verse dividers are marked by the use of slanting dashes in brown ink.

Selected bibliography:

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, IAMM Guide Book, Kuala Lumpur: IAMM Publications, 2014: 14.

Citation of this web page:

 "Qur’an leaf" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2019. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;my;Mus21;10;en&id=manuscripts

MWNF Working Number: MY1 10

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