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This particular Koran includes translation in Persian written in complete sentences in red ink in between each verse of the Arabic original. In all likelihood, it was produced in Iran during the early years of Qajar rule (1785-1925).

Calligrapher: unknown. Iran. 1792-1793 A.D. 11.2 x 21.7 cm. Naskh and nasta'liq scripts. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Division.

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