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This calligraphic fragment provides Arabic blessings to a ruler on the occasion of Eid. A number of the patron's epithets and titles are included in the text, which is executed in black naskh script on a beige paper.

Calligrapher: (Muhammad) 'Ali. Iran. 1729-1730 A.D. 14.9 x 22 cm. Naskh script. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Division.

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