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jan 28, 700 - Folio from a Qur'an

Description:

ink, color and gold on parchment
Arab, north Africa or near east
Arabic= Mushaf
Sura= chapter (starter)
each sura is surrounded by a rectangle filled with a golden vine combined with a rounded palmette extending into the margin
vellum was expensive
each page contains only 9 lines of calligraphy
Deliberate geometric planning of the page conveys the importance of the text
Kufic= calligraphic style
mnemonic device

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Date:

jan 28, 700
Now
~ 1319 years ago

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