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Near East Collection: Samples of Arabic and Persian Calligraphy

Samples of Arabic and Persian Calligraphy

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A 1303 Koran

A 1303 Koran copied in Granada, Spain, in ornate Andalusian script. This script is identical with the "Maghribi" script of North Africa. Medieval authors tend to describe the Andalusian as "more aesthetic" than the "Maghribi."

Ghazi Mikdashi, Wahdat al-funun al-Islamiyyah (Beirut: Sharikat al-Mathu 'at lil-Tawzi', 1994)