"[Illuminated Koran Leaf]", Anon.
Subject: Medieval Manuscripts
Period: 1350 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
8 x 11.2 inches
20.3 x 28.4 cm
This is a very rare leaf from a l4th century Koran in Behari script (sometimes called Herati-Kufic). The name of Allah is written in red and one side contains a beautiful marginal decoration.
Leaf is well worn with some old repairs and replaced corners. One tear entering text at bottom. Couple of smudged letters and spots of candle wax.