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Andhra Pradesh Government Oriental Manuscripts 

Library and Research Institute.

 

The Institute has one of  the most important oriental library in the south  India has a twenty  four thousand manuscripts on palm leaf and paper. The institute in collection has some rare collection of manuscripts in Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian such as gilded Quran written by the famous Abasid calligrapher Yaqut al Musta' Simi who was the calligrapher in the court of  last Abbasid Caliph. Colophon shows that this holy quran was written in 1247 A.D. It is more than seven hundred year old and in a best state of preservation. This quran has official seals of two kings, Muhammad Qutub Shah of Qutab Shahi dynasty and Mughal Emperor Muhmmed Shah. 

 

                     

 

Seal of Muhammad       Seal of Muhammad  HolyQuran             DeerSkin          Smallest Palm 

       Qutab Shah                Mughal shah                                                                        leaf

               

SurajPuran                  Manuscripts on      LssFrontPage            Paper Scroll

                                        Palm leaf

 

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