Medium : Parchment leaves (Imperial Aramaic script)
Dates : 568 AD
Dimensions : Length 50inches Breadth 44inches Weight 206g
Museum Location : Monson Edition
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Mushaf is an Arabic word for a codex or collection of sheets, but also refers to a written copy of The Holy Quran. The chapters were written on various pieces of paper, these papers were assembled into one volume and this collection has formed the basis of all written copies. The material used was fine parchment under the third caliph, during the Ottoman rule in 568 AD. Intricate geometric patterns with gold embossed and gold layout designs on each chapter. The script used is the imperial Aramaic heavily obtained from Arabia. The fine parchment is made smooth by applying thin pastes of lime, flour, egg white and milk.
Written with ink from natural indigo plant and the red colour from pomegranate. An exclusive piece with no comparison.