Calligraphy Qalam: An Introduction to Arabic, Persian and Ottoman Calligraphy

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This manuscript is a fragment of a pilgrimage guide for Muslims going on Hajj. Although the text is not signed and certain additions may have been made later, it is possible that this fragment was executed by Yaqut al-Musta'simi himself.

Attributed to Yaqut al-Musta'simi. 13th century. 25 x 4 cm. Thuluth script. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Division.


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