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Title: Calligraphic Panel
Location: Ottoman Turkey
Materials: gold and silver on black-coated paper
Dimensions: 33.2 x 60.5cm
Accession Number: CAL 403
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.
written in jali thulth
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.