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Accession 1500, Medieval Manuscript Collection
Koran. Egypt, ca. 1850. Modern manuscript executed in a medieval style. Approx. 175 x 115 mm (written area approx. 115 x 62 mm). Single column, 15 lines. Embellished in gold and red. The ending of the Surah Yunus (referring to the Prophet Jonah) and the beginning of the Surah Hud. The wording, according to Dr. Duha Hamed of the Winthrop Department of Mathematics, is exact.
175 x 115 mm (written area approx. 115 x 62 mm)
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Accession 1500- Med MS 21B
Koran—also spelled Quran—means “the recitation”. The book composed of sacred writings accepted by Muslims as revelations made to Muhammad by Allah though the angel Gabriel. [Mish, Frederick C., ed. Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, Inc., 1990.]
Koran, Egypt, Medieval Style