Qur'an fragment

The script used in this religious manuscript is what some scholars have labeled as the ‘New style’ Abbassid script. It is also traditionally known as the Eastern kufic script. By the 9th century, the New Style scripts were predominantly used for non-Qur’anic materials. They were not however used for copying the Qur’an until the early 10th century. Qur’ans written in this script appear in portrait format, in contrast to the landscape format characteristic of the Kufic-Abbasid Qur’an. Qur’ans in the New Style script are also written on paper rather than on parchment which is the writing material of the Kufic-Abbasid Qur’an.