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Qur'an from Mosul in Iraq

Qur'an from Mosul in Iraq

Calligrapher: Abu al-Qasim Sa'id ibn Ibrahim ibn 'Ali

Medium: Pigments and gold on vellum

Date: 1036

Shelfmark: Or. MS 4945

Item number: ff.1v-2

Length: 57

Width: 78.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated Manuscript

Qur'an in small naskhi script copied by Abu al-Qasim Sa'id ibn Ibrahim ibn 'Ali in 427 AH / 1036 AD, probably in Iraq or Persia, and illuminated by Abu Mansur Naji ibn 'Abd Allah. This Qur'an from Iraq has survived 700 years in almost perfect condition and is written in a script so amazingly small that the whole Qu'ran fits into just 74 pages.

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