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

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A section ( juz') of the Koran (Chapters LXVII-LXXVII). Text is arranged in alternations of naskh and thuluth scripts in black ink; the titles are in gold, green, or blue thuluth.

Turkey. 16th-17th century. 30.9 x 27 cm. Thuluth and naskh scripts. Courtesy of the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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