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This calligraphic panel is written in black nasta'liq on a brown surface and framed by two borders in plain green and blue decorated with gold stars. The inscription provides an invocation of 'Ali through his many epithets.

Calligrapher: unknown. India. 18th-19th centuries. 33.4 x 21 cm. Nasta'liq script. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Division.

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