An Illuminated Ottoman Qur'an, Copied By Muhammad Amin Al-Hafizi, Turkey, Dated 1209 AH/1794 AD
Mamluk Qur’an. Egypt, 14th century Chapter 7, al-A‘raf (The Heights), verses 88–89 BL Or. MS 848, ff. 1v–2
Detail: Puzzle initial
Detail of decorated initial 'P'(aulus), from a fragment of a 12th-century copy of 1 Thessalonians. England (or France?)
smithsonianlibraries: Wondering if this doodle is as old as the book it’s doodled in? If so, it’s pushing 500 years… The doodle is found in the back of a handwritten manuscript copy of the complete text of Boethius’ De institutione arithmetica from the 15th century.