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This calligraphic fragment includes verses 85-88 of the 6th chapter of the Koran entitled surah al-An'am (the Cattle). This late Meccan surah describes the nature of God and how He reveals Himself.

Calligrapher: unknown. 9th century. 23.8 x 14.7 cm. Kufic script. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Division.

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