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Palm leaf scroll with proto-Arabic writing in black pigmeent

Stock Number: x9164
An ancient palm leaf scroll, with registers of writing applied in black pigment.
Price
Sales price $3000.00

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Description

An ancient palm leaf scroll, with registers of writing applied in black pigment. The writing appears to be a hybrid script incorporating pictographic and cursive elements, and is possibly a proto-Arabic type related to both the Jazm and Nabataean scripts.

 

Origin:

Probably 3rd-5th century A.D. Arabian peninsula

Dimensions:

Length: 15 cm / Width: 4cm

Condition:

The palm is very dry and fractured in areas, in overall good condition.