Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Leaf from a Qur’an manuscript, late 9th–10th century
    Possibly Syria
    Ink, gold, and colors on vellum; 13 1/8 x 9 3/8 in. (33.3 x 23.8 cm)
    Gift of Professor R. M. Riefstahl, 1930 (30.45)

    This page is from a dispersed manuscript, many folios of which once belonged to the scholar R. M. Riefstahl. The angular kufic script is moderated by the roundness of several letters that look like large black dots, their inner blank spaces reduced almost to a needlepoint. The colored marks are an aid to the reader.

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  • Leaf from a Qur’an manuscript, late 9th–10th century
    Possibly Syria
    Ink, gold, and colors on vellum; 13 1/8 x 9 3/8 in. (33.3 x 23.8 cm)
    Gift of Professor R. M. Riefstahl, 1930 (30.45)

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