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This calligraphic fragment includes verses 105-114 of the 4th chapter of the Koran entitled al-Nisa' (the Women).

Calligrapher: unknown. 12th century. 22 x 28.5 cm. Kufic script. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Division.

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