an overview of calligraphic kufic variations of the word "Allah":

an overview of calligraphic kufic variations of the word "Allah":

Cat. No. 5: Folio from the “Qarmathian Qur’an” Iran, mid-12th century

Cat. No. 5: Folio from the “Qarmathian Qur’an” Iran, mid-12th century

Leaf from a Koran with a vertical format, written in eastern Kufi Iran or Iraq; beginning of 12th century 26,5 × 19,9 cm

Leaf from a Koran with a vertical format, written in eastern Kufi Iran or Iraq; beginning of 12th century 26,5 × 19,9 cm

11th century Quran in Eastern Kufic style, Iran Kufi is perhaps the oldest calligraphic style which was developed in Kufa in Iraq, hence the name.

11th century Quran in Eastern Kufic style, Iran Kufi is perhaps the oldest calligraphic style which was developed in Kufa in Iraq, hence the name.

11th-12th centuries. . Eastern Kufic script. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Division

11th-12th centuries. . Eastern Kufic script. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Division

A LARGE EASTERN KUFIC QUR'AN LEAF, INK AND GOLD ON PAPER, SELJUK PERSIA, 11TH CENTURY

A LARGE EASTERN KUFIC QUR'AN LEAF, INK AND GOLD ON PAPER, SELJUK PERSIA, 11TH CENTURY

Two leaves from a Koran written in Eastern Kufi. Iran or Iraq; 11th century

Two leaves from a Koran written in Eastern Kufi. Iran or Iraq; 11th century

Iran, 11th century. Written in Eastern Kufic (formerly called Karmathian Kufic), Sura s4:end of verse 3 5-verse 39. Ink, colors, and gold on paper. 91/2x 135/16 in. (24.1 x 33.85 cm). Rogers Fund, 1940 (40.164. sr)

Iran, 11th century. Written in Eastern Kufic (formerly called Karmathian Kufic), Sura s4:end of verse 3 5-verse 39. Ink, colors, and gold on paper. 91/2x 135/16 in. (24.1 x 33.85 cm). Rogers Fund, 1940 (40.164. sr)

KORAN LEAF Iran, 11th-12th century. Written in Eastern Kufic, Sura 5:15-16. Ink, colors, and gold on paper. 1 13/4 x 83/4 in. (29.85 x 22.22 cm). Gift of Horace Havemeyer, 1929, H. 0. Havemeyer Collection (29.160.24)

KORAN LEAF Iran, 11th-12th century. Written in Eastern Kufic, Sura 5:15-16. Ink, colors, and gold on paper. 1 13/4 x 83/4 in. (29.85 x 22.22 cm). Gift of Horace Havemeyer, 1929, H. 0. Havemeyer Collection (29.160.24)


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leaf fro Qur'an late 11th or 12th century Iran or Afghanistan in eastern kufic

leaf fro Qur'an late 11th or 12th century Iran or Afghanistan in eastern kufic

Opening bifolio, Juz 14 of what was once a 30 part Qur'an, 11th Century, Seljuk Iran, Eastern Kufic in black ink, red vocalisation and green diacritical markings, inverted 'ha' gold tear drop verse dividers and double page sura heading in bold Eastern Kufic set against a red and gold background with vegetal palm motifs that extend into the margins. 9 x 13.5 cm.

Opening bifolio, Juz 14 of what was once a 30 part Qur'an, 11th Century, Seljuk Iran, Eastern Kufic in black ink, red vocalisation and green diacritical markings, inverted 'ha' gold tear drop verse dividers and double page sura heading in bold Eastern Kufic set against a red and gold background with vegetal palm motifs that extend into the margins. 9 x 13.5 cm.

Leaf from a Qur'an manuscript, late 11th–12th century Iran or Afghanistan Ink, gold, and colors on paper

Leaf from a Qur'an manuscript, late 11th–12th century Iran or Afghanistan Ink, gold, and colors on paper

Decorative ⁖Karmathian Kufic script rich in foliate 'horror vacui' cyclical infill resembling earlier Roman Byzantine mosaic decoration, Cairo Mosque facade http://islamic-arts.org/2011/styles-of-calligraphy/ aka ⁖Qarmatians Arabic قرمطي, "those who wrote in small letters" (historical) a religious syncretism of Ismaili Shi'i branch of Islam with Persian mysticism, founded by Hamdan al-Qarmat, centered in eastern Arabia, where they attempted to establish a utopian republic in 899 CE.

Decorative ⁖Karmathian Kufic script rich in foliate 'horror vacui' cyclical infill resembling earlier Roman Byzantine mosaic decoration, Cairo Mosque facade http://islamic-arts.org/2011/styles-of-calligraphy/ aka ⁖Qarmatians Arabic قرمطي, "those who wrote in small letters" (historical) a religious syncretism of Ismaili Shi'i branch of Islam with Persian mysticism, founded by Hamdan al-Qarmat, centered in eastern Arabia, where they attempted to establish a utopian republic in 899 CE.

A LARGE ILLUMINATED QUR'AN LEAF, YEMEN OR PERSIA, MAMLUK OR ILKHANID, 13TH/14TH CENTURY

A LARGE ILLUMINATED QUR'AN LEAF, YEMEN OR PERSIA, MAMLUK OR ILKHANID, 13TH/14TH CENTURY

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