The script on this page is thuluth, a cursive script typical of the Mamluk period (14th-15th centuries) in Egypt. The background of spiral scrollwork used on this decorative page is also characteristic of Korans of this period Calligrapher: unknown. 14th-15th centuries. 11.2 x 16.8 cm. Thuluth script. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Division.
Islamic Art. Although this 1000 year old Mesopotamian dish is one of the oldest examples of Islamic pottery with calligraphic decoration, its off-center, rapidly applied line of brush stroke Kufic script has a very modern look.