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This opening spread of the Koran is illuminated in different tones of gold, with the headings and verse-counts in white and the text, in fine naskh, enhanced by thin interlinear ornament.

Turkey. 1682-1683 A.D. 24.8 x 15.5 cm. Naskh script. Courtesy of the Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art.

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