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Number: 3542
Continent: Africa
Region: North
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Year of Origin: 1200 (estimated)
Title: [Quran, Qur'an, Koran]
Language: Arabic
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Height: 18.0
Width: 23.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Color Type: Outline Color
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Cartographer: Anonymous or Unknown
Engraver: Manuscript
Other Contributors: Muhammad
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Notes: [Source ZISSKA/LACHER] Quran, Koran manuscript leaf, c.1000-1200; from a Maghrebian manuscript on parchment. North Africa, probably 12./13. Century. Qu-4? (17.7 x 22.1 cm). Font in brown ink with diacritics in blue, green and red as well as a verstrenner in gold and colors. 5 zln. (Writing mirror: approx. 11 x 14 cm); Written in the Maghribi Duktus, as it was in use in North Africa since about the 10th century. This characteristic writing style is already fully developed in the 11th century. It was still widespread until the high and late Middle Ages (13th / 14th century) in North Africa, in variants also in Andalusia. Unusual for this sheet, which comes from the same manuscript as the two sheets of the number 3 from our auction 71, however, is the horizontal format, as was customary in the early, written in Kufic script Koran before and until the turn of the millennium. In contrast, the Maghreb manuscripts usually square format or portrait format. In this respect, there is an indication that our sheet comes from a manuscript, which is still in the tradition of the cross-format Qur'an, that is probably to date in the eleventh or twelfth century, but certainly not after 1200 (see The Unity of Islamic Art, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Kent 1985, p [28] -29, No. 11). - edges with small eruptions and creases; stellenw. more browned and stained. Koran. - Single leaf with texts from the Quran from a Maghreb manuscript on vellum. North Africa, probably 12th / 13th century. Oblong quarto (17.7 x 22.1 cm). Handwriting in brown ink with diacritical signs in blue, green and red. 5 lines (text layout: approx. 11 x 14 cm). - The leaf is written in typical Maghreb style, as it was common in North Africa since about the 10th century. The style style can already be found in this form, fully developed, in the 11th century. It was still popular in North Africa until the High and Late Middle Ages (13th / 14th century), in variants thus in Andalusia. Kufic before and around the turn of the millenium. The Maghreb manuscripts, however, are usually in a square or vertical format. So far there is evidence that our leaf comes from a manuscript still in the tradition of Qur'an Qur'an, thus it can be dated in the 11th or 12th century, but certainly not after 1200.
Last updated: Aug 26, 2019