"[Illuminated Koran Leaf]", Anon.
Subject: Illuminated 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.
Paper is toned and a bit soiled. Edges are somewhat ragged with chipping and old repairs. There is a partially closed repair that extends into the text at bottom.