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Calligraphic Composition

CAL 165 | Ottoman Turkey

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Artwork Details

Title: Calligraphic Composition

Location: Ottoman Turkey

Materials: red pigment on a horse chestnut leaf

Dimensions: length 24.5cm

Accession Number: CAL 165

Other Notes:

The text, part of verse 64 from surah Yusuf (XII), reads: ‘But God is the best to take care [of him], and He is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy.’

The red pigment maybe gouache, minimum or led lead.

Script:

written in thulth script

Bibliography:

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.144, pp.205 and 207.

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