Calligraphic Panel

Location: Iran

Materials: ink, gold and watercolours on paper, varnished and mounted on board within borders of tinted paper

Dimensions: 7.1 x 19.3cm (main panel)

Accession Number: CAL 99

Other Notes:

The calligrapher has elaborated on the basic script by adding decorative terminals to the letter forms. The text is from surah al-Jum‘ah (LXII), part of verse 5. 


written in a decorative thulth script


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.113, pp.176–7.