Calligraphic Composition

ink, gold and opaque watercolour on paper; mounted on card, within borders of embossed paper ribbon

written in mirrored thulth and ghubar scripts

30 x 31.2cm

The name ‘Muhammad’ is written in mirrored thulth script, and filled with Qur'anic verses in ghubar.

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.134, pp.192–3.