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Calligraphy gallery | 600 to 1250 A.D. | Single folio from a Koran

This calligraphic fragment includes verses 37 of the 4th chapter of the Koran, entitled al-Jathiyyah (the kneeling down), up until the 10th verse of the next chapter entitled al-Ahqaf (the winding sand tracts).

Middle East or North Africa. Late 9th or early 10th century. 20.4 x 30.8 cm. Kufic script. Courtesy of the Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art.

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