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The Holy Qur'an 18th-19th century

RCIN 1005002

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All 114 chapters of the Quran fit onto the narrow surface of this scroll. As it is unrolled, the tiny text forms the larger words of the talismanic ‘throne verse’. This verse asserts the meaning of tawhid, ‘the oneness of God’, and is considered by many the most important in the Quran. The scroll was first recorded in the Royal Collection in 1828 and is thought to have been a gift to George IV from the Nawab of the Carnatic.