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This calligraphic fragment contains, on the left side, verse 21 of the 24th chapter of the Koran entitled al-Nur (the Light).

Calligrapher: unknown. 12th century. 5 x 8.8 cm. Kufic script. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Division.

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