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Folio from a Quran Manuscript
Folio from a Quran Manuscript
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This small-scale Qur'an was used as an intimate personal object, probably worn or carried as an amulet during travel. Despite its diminutive size, it shares many features with other early Qur'ans, which were often much larger and used as memory guides for public recitations. Here, densely packed writing in kufic script is lengthened horizontally, and red dots mark short vowels.
Attributed to Central Islamic Lands
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Date

0800 - 0899
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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