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 document features 15 lines of divani script written in sefine ("boat") form. It bears the seal, or tugra, of sultan Murad III.

Turkey. 1576 A.D. 184.5 x 40.5 cm. Divani script. Courtesy of the Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art.

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