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This calligraphic practice sheet includes a number of diagonal words and letters written in the common Persian script nasta'liq. Letters are used in combinations, facing upwards and downwards on the folio.

Calligrapher: Mir 'Imad al-Hasani. Early 17th century. 17.6 x 31.7 cm. Nasta'liq script. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Division.

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