a Qur’an Manuscript

This folio from a Qur’an manuscript is written in “new style” script, which is noted for its elegant verticals. The elaborate arabesques in the background are light in color, allowing the script to stand out. The script and illumination are related to a Qur’an manuscript dated 573/1177–78, and to contemporaneous architectural inscriptions, suggesting a unity of style in Seljuq art of this period.

By: metmuseum.org