Iran or Afghanistan / Leaf from a Qur?an manuscript / late 11th?12th centuryIran or Afghanistan
Leaf from a Qur?an manuscript
late 11th?12th century

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Central Asian; Afghan
Creator Dates/Places: Iran or Afghanistan
Creator Name-CRT: Iran or Afghanistan
Title: Leaf from a Qur?an manuscript
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1067
Creation End Date: 1199
Creation Date: late 11th?12th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: ink, gold, and colors on paper
Dimensions: 11 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (29.8 x 22.2 cm)
Description: The four lines of "Eastern kufic" script show very low, angular letters but the dominant feature is the combination of two very long, vertical letters (alif and lam), which form the peculiar pointed oval-shaped pattern that appears once on the page. The treatment of the background, entirely filled with vegetal scrolls terminating in large blossoms so that the script seems to be "carved out," sets this Qur?an apart from all the others known from this period.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 29.160.23
Credit Line: H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Gift of Horace Havemeyer, 1929
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art . All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.29.160.23
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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