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A case study in power, knowledge production, and the itinerary of an Islamic object.

Examine the particulars. Read our narration of the passage of NEP-80 (a juz’, thirtieth of the Qur’an, manuscript) from Dimitri Andalaft’s shop in Khan al-Khalili in Cairo to the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. Learn about the main characters, George Byron Gordon and Dimitri Andalaft in their respective exhibits. Analyze the images and the metadata; find details we overlooked in haste.

This project was built by Max Johnson Dugan with substantial intellectual and affective contributions from Rawad Wehbe and Ali Noori. If you have any questions or feedback, we’d love to hear it! Just shoot us an email and we’ll get back to you soon

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