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CAL 178
CAL 178

Calligraphic Panel

CAL 178

Iran or India

19th century

CAL 178

Calligraphic Panel

CAL 178

Iran or India

19th century

ink, gold and opaque watercolour on paper; mounted on card and heavily varnished

written in an ornamental, Kufic-like script

20 x 14.6cm (main panel)

There are several exmaples of  this mihrab-shaped composition, although different Qur’anic verses and prayers are used. here, the text consists of a basmalah; surah al-Qalam (LXVIII), verses 51–2; the phrase ma sha’a Allah; and al-hamdu li’l-lah

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.125, pp.183.