Medieval period










Aleppo
Located at the crossroads of several trade routes from the 2nd millennium B.C., Aleppo was ruled successively by the Hittites, Assyrians, Arabs, Mongols, Mamelukes and Ottomans

Aleppo













Folio from a Qur'an, 14th century, ink on paper, 13 1/5. x 5 1/5" (The Brooklyn Museum)
The Islamic world turned writing into an art, but it’s the decoration, not the script, that sets these folios apart.

Mamluk Qur’an