Section of a Qur'an

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This manuscript is from the second volume of a luxurious Qur’an in which all 274 folios are elaborately illuminated. The text is written in a variation of thuluth script, with gold ink outlined in black and complemented by gold, red, and blue diacritical marks. Illuminated disks indicate verse endings and other denominations. A mark instructing the worshipper to perform a prostration takes the form of a six-pointed star encircling the word sajad, or "prostrate."

Section of a Qur'an, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

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