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This splendidly-illuminated folio from the Koran has three lines of Muhaqqaq and 12 lines of naskh per page. The original work was most likely re-done in Mughal India under Shah Jahan.

Iran. 1550-1600 A.D. Muhaqqaq and Naskh scripts. 38.3 x 24 cm. Courtesy of the Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art.

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