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This fragment probably formed part of a collection of literary compositions showing how to write appropriate praises to a ruler. A number of pieces like this appear to have been executed in ta'liq script in India during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Calligrapher: unknown. India. 17th-18th centuries. 12.5 x 24.8 cm. Indian ta'liq script. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Division.

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