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

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This calligraphic fragment includes two separate horizontal panels cut out and pasted onto a cardboard backing. Judging from the height (10 cm) of each panel containing a single line of text, the original manuscript must have been of a large size (perhaps 50 cm in height at 5 lines of text per page).

Calligrapher: unknown. 15th century. 20.7 x 36.2 cm. Muhaqqaq script. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Division.

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