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Possibly 16th C Arabic and Persian Writing

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  • Started 7 years ago by florida10000
  1. florida10000

    I am in possession of what may be a 16th century or earlier handwritten work on paper. It is beautifully written with beautiful colors; it may be in the style of qita'i around the edges. I believe it is a work written about Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib. My friend who speaks Arabic did not really well understand what it means, but the central theme is the writer talks about Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib, about his characteristics physical and personal, and around the edges talks about his family, daughters, and something maybe about a prophet returning or Messiah. I am very interested to know if someone can identify the calligrapher who wrote it, also the time period it is from and maybe the region. Interesting, there is also Farsi on it also maybe therefore from Iran. If someone is interested to review and evaluate, I can send partial pictures of it (pictures are in pieces for detail). Thank you in advance for the englightenment which I hope to find.

    Posted 7 years ago #

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