"Size and general condition.- A roughly triangular fragment measuring 8x7 cm. and containing parts of 6 lines of text. Careful comparison of the text lost would account for 3 more lines, giving 9 lines to the full page, each line about three times as long as the maximum preserved or some 15 cm. Ar.Pal. Plate 45 b, 13.5x19 cm., has a text page 9x14-15 cm. Since the line spacing is identical in the two pieces and the script is similar in every detail, this manuscript and Ar.Pal. Plate 45 b evidently belong to the same copy of the Ḳurʾān.
Contents. Recto, Sūrah 89:9 ([با]لواد)-16 (فقدر); verso, ibid.: 21 ([ا]ذا)-27 (النفس).
Script.- Similar to that of No. 16. The diacritical strokes in this and Ar. Pal. Plate 45 b are more defined than those in No. 16. Verso 3 shows a y for the hamzah in يوميذ.
Ornamentation and text division.- Sūrah division does not occur in our manuscript, but Ar. Pal. Plate 45 b shows the title and the number of verses at the head of Sūrah 61 in large, heavy Kūfic with letters freely extended. A triangular scroll ornament follows in the margin. A single stroke in black ink marks the ends of the verses in both pieces. An initial h marks off groups of five verses; in recto 5 of your manuscript it indicates the end of verse 15 in the manuscript but the middle of verse 15 in the printed text.