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Near East Collection: Samples of Arabic and Persian Calligraphy

Samples of Arabic and Persian Calligraphy

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A 9th Century Koranic fragment

A 9th Century Koranic fragment (probably from Iraq or Iran) copied in Kufic script on vellum. It corresponds to part of the last verse of chapter 8 and to the beginning verses of chapter 9 (The Repentance).

Martin Lings, The Quranic Art of Calligraphy and Illumination (London: World of Islam Festival Trust, 1976), plate 2