Or. 770 (University Library, Cambridge University)
Summary of Contents: Fragments of an Abbasid Qurʼān (probably 3rd century A.H./ 9th century A.D.), containing verses from the suras: al-Dhārīyāt (سورة الذاريات), al-Ṭūr (سورة الطور), al-Najm (سورة النجم) al-Qamar (سورة القمر), and al-Raḥmān (سورة الرحمن). The manuscript also contains fine examples of early geometrical ornamentation. The script seems to correspond to the Abbasid Style D.I as described by F. Deroche.
Origin: 3rd century AH; 9th century CE
Provenance and Acquisition
Bought from Géjou in 1908.
"Manuscript description based on E. G. Browne: A supplementary hand-list of the Muhammadan manuscripts, including all those written in the Arabic character, preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge, 1922", abbreviated by the OCIMCO project team.
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