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CAL 54
CAL 54

Calligraphic Panel

CAL 54

Ottoman Turkey

19th century

CAL 54

Calligraphic Panel

CAL 54

Ottoman Turkey

19th century

gold, on black-coated board

written in thulth script

20 x 33.6cm

‘Interwoven’ inscriptions became increasingly popular in Ottoman Turkey in the 19th century, although earlier examples are known, particularly in architectural decoration. Here, the words are  alternately written in two tones of gold, with many letters shared between words.

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.108, pp.172–3.