Bihari manuscript dated to the 8th century AD

This copy of the Quran consists of 246 pages sized 49.5x31 cm. with 15 lines to each page. Most of the script is written in black except for the word "Allah" which is in red ink throughout. Note also the exegetical comments in the margins taking the form of abstract geometrical designs. The "bihari" script is said to resemble a sword or a ship. Located in the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 

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