Calligraphy Qalam: An Introduction to Arabic, Persian and Ottoman Calligraphy

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These pages are from one of the grandest Korans to survive from the Muslim Middle Ages. The Koran was most likely created at Kairouan, in the workshop of the calligrapher 'Ali ibn Ahmad al Warraq.

Probably North Africa. Early 11th century. 45 x 30 cm. Kufic script. Courtesy of the Courtesy of the Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art.

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