Kufic

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Ku·fic

also Cu·fic  (ko͞o′fĭk, kyo͞o′-)
adj.
Relating to or being an angular form of the Arabic alphabet used in making fine copies of the Koran.

[After al-Kūfa, a city in south-central Iraq .]

Kufic

(ˈkuːfɪk; ˈkjuː-) or

Cufic

adj
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) of, relating to, or denoting an early form of the Arabic alphabet employed in making copies of the Koran
n
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the script formed by the letters of this alphabet
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Without understanding Arabic script, Renaissance painters responded to the geometric interlacing and supple cursive style in kufic lettering as a decorative feature enhancing the golden discs around the figures' heads.
Some 47 metres in height, the minaret, which features delicate brickwork and kufic lettering, has been placed on the UN World Heritage List.