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

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Written in an eastern Iranian style, the kufic inscription reads, "It is said that he who is content with his own opinion runs into danger. Blessing to the owner."

Iran. 10th century. 11.2 x 39.3 cm. Kufic script. Courtesy of the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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