Calligraphic Panel

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

written in a decorative thulth script

7.1 x 19.3cm (main panel)

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. 

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.