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CAL 403
CAL 403

Calligraphic Panel

CAL 403

Ottoman Turkey

third quarter of the 19th century

CAL 403

Calligraphic Panel

CAL 403

Ottoman Turkey

third quarter of the 19th century

gold and silver on black-coated paper

written in jali thulth

33.2 x 60.5cm

Although the composition – an Arabic aphorism which reads ‘God will help you in all matters’ – is signed by Sultan ‘Abdulaziz, it is most probably not his own, as he was not known for the quality of his calligraphy.

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.95, pp.160–61.