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Folio from a Quran manuscript on vellum with 5 lines of Kufic script an early, angular way of writing Arabic in gold with sepia outlines, as the words, outlined in black and filled in with gold leaf. Vocalization in red dots, diacritics marked with green and blue dots, individual verses marked with gold rosettes circled in blue. The text surah Al-An’aam (The Cattle), verses 28 and 29, on the first side, continue the surah to the rest of verses 29-30, on the other side. 18.5 by 13.5 cm.
CATALOGUE NOTE A similar type of writing and decorating found in: The Arts of Fire: Islamic Influences on the Italian Renaissance (May 4 to September 5, 2004) The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), May 4 to September 4, 2004 Aga Khan Museum, Quran leaf, Accession Number: AKM480