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This manuscript contains verses from the Koranic sura (chapter) entitled al-Fath (Victory).

Possibly Iraq. 9th century. 23.7 x 33.6 cm. Kufic script. Courtesy of the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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