Qurʼan in the New Abbasid style.
Qurʼan in the New Abbasid style.
A parchment leaf from a very small Qurʾan showing a portion
of Chapter 22 (sūrat al-Ḥājj). It was copied in gold in the New
Abbasid style, using the traditional vocalization by means of red
dots. This hand has a number of distinct characteristics such as
a slightly bent alif with a short head-serif on the left of its shaft
and an angular (as opposed to round) body for such letters as
fāʾ/qāf, ʿayn/ghayn and wāw.
AC166 Rare Books/Special Collections (McLennan Bldg, 4th floor)