Kufic script from an Abbasid Quran
Date 9th century
Medium Ink, color, gold and silver on dyed blue vellum
Dimensions 11.25 x 14/75″
Provenance likely from Tunisia
Housed at Harvard Art Museum, Arthur M. Sackler Museum
Islamists highly revered the Word (Quran) and its language (Arabic); therefore, its writings took upon a beautiful, artistic form, as seen in the kufic alphabet here.