Calligraphy Qalam: An Introduction to Arabic, Persian and Ottoman Calligraphy uses interactive tools to interest new audiences in the traditional art forms of Arabic, Ottoman and Persian calligraphy.

This panel is signed, inside a laurel-wreath painted in gold, by sultan Mahmud II, a prolific calligrapher.

Turkey. 19th century. 32.5 x 50.2 cm. Thuluth script. Courtesy of the Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art.

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