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.

The text in this album consists of sayings attributed to the Sasanian King Kisra Anushirvan. The bold scripts are all written horizontally, but on each opening the naskh is also written diagonally.

Calligrapher: Hasan Riza. Turkey 1891-1892 A.D. 21.2 x 26.7 cm. Thuluth and naskh scripts. Courtesy of the Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art.

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