Calligraphy Qalam: An Introduction to Arabic, Persian and Ottoman Calligraphy

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The illumination of the opening spread is in the Timurid Herati style of the late 15th century. The top and bottom darker headings are in the muhaqqaq script, and the middle darker heading is in the thuluth script.

Herat or Tabriz, Iran. 1525-1550 A.D. Muhaqqaq, Thuluth and Naskh scripts. 36 x 24.5 cm. Courtesy of the Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art.

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