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

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This single panel praises Muhammad's son-in-law 'Ali and his famous double-edged sword Dhu al-Fiqar.

Calligrapher: Farid al-Din. 19th century. 23.4 x 15.1 cm. Various scripts. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Division.

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