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This calligraphic fragment includes a number of poetical verses written diagonally, horizontally, and vertically in separate panels of beige and gold paper.

Calligrapher: Muhyi. Iran. 1550-1600 A.D. 12.5 x 21 cm. Nasta'liq script. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Division.

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