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This fragment probably formed part of a collection of literary compositions showing how to write appropriate praises and petitions to a ruler. The composition is executed in black Indian ta'liq script framed by cloud bands on a beige paper.

Calligrapher: unknown. India. 17th-18th centuries. 12.4 x 19.7 cm. Indian ta'liq script. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Division.

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