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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Ancient Manuscript Review 155 : Antique Somali Quran ( 19th Century)





These are 7 volumes of full Quran from Somalia!!
This Quran consists of 7 books.I still couldn't figure what type of script written. Is it a Sudani script ( from a Maghribi Script) or is it a twisted form of Naskh script. I need to do more research.

This Quran is undated however there is a note on the back cover detailing birth of some children and there is a date of 1385AH ( 1965CE). Definitely the manuscript must have been older than this date.
Check my other Somalia Qurans on below links :
Somali Quran (small)
Somali Quran ( big)

Manuscript Specs

Item : A Somalian complete Quran in 7 books
Content : Quran written in Naskh ( or Sudani) with vowel & diacritical signs.The world " Allah" in red. 11 lines per page
Dim : 6.5" x 4.5" x 1" ( 7 books in total)
Date : undated but estimated 100 years old
Copyist : anonymous
Origin : Somalia
Calligraphy : twisted Naskh or Sudani
Design : leather.
Purchased Price :USD

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