Gold Koran color transparencies
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The pages of what is known as the "Gold Koran", which were photographed to create this collection of at least 430 color transparencies, were originally part of a unique manuscript of the Qur'an. Created from photographing the sides of each page of the partial illuminated manuscript, these transparencies measure 4x5". The original complete manuscript was written in around 800, while this portion was bound in possibly the 18th century and later photographed for the transparencies in 1999. The “Gold Koran” is in the collection of the Nuruosmaniye Library in Istanbul, Turkey. These images are provided for research purposes only.