June 5, 2013
Title page of the Acts of the Apostles, in Arabic, 
Damascus, 1342.

Islamic decorative patterns were also used by Christians who lived under Muslim rule. This Arabic translation of the New Testament was copied by a Christian scribe in Damascus for a Christian patron. It is written in beautiful Thuluth script, a large and elegant cursive popular during the Mamluk period (1250–1517). The right-hand page shows the end of the Letter of Jude, followed by a colophon which states that the manuscript was commissioned by the merchant Sir George Aumada and was copied by Thuma ibn al-Safi ibn Yuhanna in 1342.

http://bodleian.thejewishmuseum.org/?p=31

Title page of the Acts of the Apostles, in Arabic,

Damascus, 1342.

Islamic decorative patterns were also used by Christians who lived under Muslim rule. This Arabic translation of the New Testament was copied by a Christian scribe in Damascus for a Christian patron. It is written in beautiful Thuluth script, a large and elegant cursive popular during the Mamluk period (1250–1517). The right-hand page shows the end of the Letter of Jude, followed by a colophon which states that the manuscript was commissioned by the merchant Sir George Aumada and was copied by Thuma ibn al-Safi ibn Yuhanna in 1342.

http://bodleian.thejewishmuseum.org/?p=31

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