Astan-e Quds Museum
Astan-e Quds Razavi Museum in Mashhad, Iran was first opened to public in 1945. The museum holds a collection of different objects related to the Islamic period.
The Astan-e Quds museum consists of three museums, including Markazi, Malek Abad and Ganjineh-e Quran Museums. A treasure of ancient Qurans, ancient books and archaic samples from the pages of Qurans related to the early period of Islam are on display. These Qurans and books are mostly in "Kofi" script and are written on parchments of deer. The inscriptions in gold are in "Tholth" and "Nasta’liq" scripts, written by Ali Reza Abassi in Safavid era.
There is an exhibition of calligraphies written by Ostad Mir Emad, Ostad Ahmad Neyrizi and Ostad Kalhor. Other valuable materials in the museum are woven textiles, quite precious which date back to the 11-13th centuries and also carpets and rugs which belong to the Safavid era.
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