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Title: Calligraphic Composition in Découpage
Location: Ottoman Turkey
Materials: cut from cream paper; backed onto dark-blue paper
Dimensions: 56 x 78.5cm
Accession Number: CAL 320
The text is the shahadah and bears the signature of the calligrapher ‘Arif, as well as that of the person who executed the cut-out work, Rifqi (Rifki).
executed in jali thulth and riqa‘ scripts
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.142, pp.200 and 203.