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This calligraphic fragment includes two bayts (verses) wishing its owner prosperity and happiness on the occasion of an Eid.

Calligrapher: Agha Muhammad 'Ali. India. 18th-19th centuries. 17.9 x 32.9 cm. Indian naskh script. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Division.

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