Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript in Floriated Script

Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper | 25.1cm | 11th century

Unknown Artist

The manuscript to which this page once belonged, copied in floriated "new style" script, exhibits a striking balance of rigorous discipline and exuberant imagination. The calligrapher pushes the boundaries of the "new style" script by transforming th...
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