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Section from a Quran, last volume, Juz’ 30

Mamluk dynasty
Syria, Damascus (?)
Ink, colour and gold on paper, leather binding
Louvre Abu Dhabi
LAD 2009.011|47 x 62 cm

The Quran is the sacred text of Islam, Word of God revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. It provides the structure for the daily life of Muslims and has pride of place in the home. Muslim calligraphers used two types of script to transcribe the Quran – kufic, which uses angular letters, and naskh, which is more rounded. Illumination has also been an outstanding feature of the Quran.

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