Kufic script from an Abbasid Quran

Kufic script from an Abbasid Quran

Date 9th century

Movement Islamic

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.