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Treasures from the Khalili Collection Gallery

THE EARLIEST known accurate panoramic view of Mecca is one of over forty-five important objects to be loaned by the Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art to the British Museum for the exhibition Hajj: journey to the heart of Islam.

The exhibition is on view in the Round Reading Room until April 15, 2012.

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PreviousNext Single-volume Qur’an, copied by al-sayyid Muhammad Shakir. Ottoman Turkey, possibly Istanbul, dated AH 1224 (AD 1809-10); main text in naskh, with surah headings and rubrics in riqa‘ script; ink, watercolours and gold on lightly-burnished laid paper; contemporary gold-tooled leather binding with flap; 289 folios, 16.1 x 10.5cm. Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art © Nour Foundation. Courtesy of the Khalili Family Trust. 7 of 7


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