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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: An angular Arabic script; it is a formal type of Arabic calligraphy used decoratively on buildings, textiles, pottery and other things.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Koran manuscript leaf

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 7, Object: 1
Identifier: Item 7
Scope and Contents

A leaf from a Koran Manuscript in Cufic characters. This leaf is thought to be from 12th century; though it isn't dated. The style of the calligraphy suggests it could be from Mashad (Persia), although its origins could be in Arabia or Egypt. A few leaves from this manuscript are in Boston, in the Oriental Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts.

Dates: 2500 BCE-1894 CE; Other: Majority of material found in Bulk 1500-1800 CE