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Bifolio from a Qur’an in Maghribi script. North Africa, 13th–14th century. Ink, opaque pigment, and gold on parchment. 8 x 9 7/8 inches (20.2 x 25.1 cm) (folio). Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, bequest of Hervey E. Wetzel. (Katya Kallsen © President and Fellows of Harvard College)

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Samuel Morse on Curator Sherman Lee