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

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Written in a bold muhaqqaq script with the word Allah in gold, this page is from chapter three of the Koran (the House of Imran), verses 79 and 80. The passage stresses the importance of submission to God.

Iran. 14th century. 17.8 x 36.1 cm. Muhaqqaq script. Courtesy of the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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