Calligraphic Panel

Location: Ottoman Turkey

Materials: gold and silver on paper coated deep brick-red

Dimensions: 40.8 x 95.5cm

Accession Number: CAL 448

Other Notes:

The composition, from surah Yusuf (XII), verse 64, is signed ‘Abd al-Majid ibn Mahmud Khan, that is Sultan Abdulmajid I (Abdülmecid I; r. 1839–1861).


written in jali thulth


N.F. Safwat, The Art of the Pen. Calligraphy of the 14th to 20th Centuries, The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, volume V, London 1996, cat.94, pp.160–61.