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Folio from a Quran Manuscript
Folio from a Quran Manuscript
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Summary

The angular kufic script of this page is moderated by the roundness of many letters that resemble large black dots, their inner blank spaces reduced almost to a needle point. The colored marks help the reader to recite the words correctly. The richly illuminated cartouche, embellished by the treelike decoration on the left side, contains the title of the third Qur'anic sura (al-'Imran, "of the Family of 'Imran").
Attributed to Central Islamic Lands
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Date

0800 - 0999
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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