Silver and, for nomina sacra, gold on parchement, dyed purple; 2 folios
Each folio: 12 5/8 x 10 7/16 in. (32 x 26.5 cm)
The British Library, London (Cotton Titus Cxv), folios 3, 4
Not on view
The two columns of text on these folios are lavish examples of Greek uncial script. Written solely in capital letters with no spaces between words, the elegant script was widely used in the early Byzantine period.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition (7th–9th Century)," March 12, 2012–July 8, 2012.