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The fragment is written in a script known as bihari, a variant of naskh typical of northern India after Timur's conquest and prior to the establishment of the Mughal Dynasty (1400-1525 A.D.).

Calligrapher: unknown. India. 1400-1525 A.D. 55.5 x 36.6 cm. Bihari script. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Division.

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