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Qur’an leaf
2006.6.1
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This is a refined Kufic script and writing style which shows bold confidence of the calligrapher and conveys strong Islamic faith and energy.

History of the Object
These Qur’anic verses were written in Kufic script, which was among the earliest scripts developed by Muslims.

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Type
Documents 
Materials
Vellum 
Measurements
Width 25.4 cm Length 33.4 cm  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
North Africa 
Geography
North Africa 
Time period
AD 9th century ~ AD 10th century 
Creation date
9th – 10th Century; 3rd – 4th Century AH (Islamic calendar) 
Function
To be read by Muslims 
Acquisition
Purchased from an auction house 
Copyright
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia 
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Owner
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia 
Museum
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia 
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