Poetry about God in Nastaliq calligraphy

Scope and Content

Nastaliq script. Gold illumination. A few lines of poetry about God. First two lines: In God, the most high I have hope, he is the brilliant and most high. Last line: forgive the sins of Muhammad Salih. Dated 1080. Engraving of man on reverse side. Ink, pigment, gold, on paper. 1 sheet. Dimensions 320 x 220 mm.

Access Information



Removed from red wooden frame by SOAS Brunei Gallery staff before transfer to SOAS Library

Archivist's Note

Descriptive text from former entry on SOAS Brunei Gallery catalogue


Custodial History

Following its donation to SOAS by the Fereydoun Djam Charitable Trust in 2011, this item was held in the SOAS Brunei Gallery art collection between 2011-2015 [Reference: SOASAW 2011.0243.01]