gold and silver on paper coated deep brick-red
written in jali thulth
40.8 x 95.5cm
The composition, from surah Yusuf (XII), verse 64, is signed ‘Abd al-Majid ibn Mahmud Khan, that is Sultan Abdulmajid I (Abdülmecid I; r. 1839–1861).
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.94, pp.160–61.