A manuscript of the Holy Qur’an written in Kufic script sold for 7,560 £ pound

Sotheby’s in London sold a Quranic paper in Kufic script, in North Africa or the Near East. This paper is dated back to the 9th / 10th century AD, and it was sold in an auction entitled “Arts of the Islamic world and India, including fine carpets”.

The Qur’an manuscript was estimated between 5,000 and 7,000 pounds and sold for 7,560 pounds. The size of the painting ranges between 18.4 x 26 cm.

The Arabic manuscript is designed on paper consisting of 15 lines written in long Kufic script in dark brown ink, the diacritics are red and green dots, and the verses are separated by one dark brown dot. The signs of the ten and five verses are golden, the commas are molded in gold and outlined in dark brown, and the headings of the surahs are in gold framed and outlined in dark brown ink.

It should be noted that three papers of this Quran were sold at the auction, two on April 25, 2002, and the other one at Christie’s London, on October 18, 1994.

الآثاري أو (TheArchaeologist.news) عبارة عن منصة رقمية غير ربحية على الإنترنت مخصصة لأخبار التراث، الثقافة، الفن والآثار. تهدف إلى جمع علماء الآثار حول العالم المهتمين بالتراث الثقافي والمواقع الأثرية في الشرق الأوسط. تهدف منصتنا لخلق روابط بين المبادرات المحلية والنشطاء الذين يعملون على حماية التراث الثقافي في المنطقة والأشخاص في المجالات ذات الصلة بعلم الآثار.

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