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CAL 448
CAL 448

Calligraphic Panel

CAL 448

Ottoman Turkey

mid-19th century

CAL 448

Calligraphic Panel

CAL 448

Ottoman Turkey

mid-19th century

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.