Qur'an from Mosul in Iraq
Calligrapher: Abu al-Qasim Sa'id ibn Ibrahim ibn 'Ali
Medium: Pigments and gold on vellum
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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