Eight lines of calligraphy in Nastaliq script

Scope and Content

Calligraphy in Nastaliq script. Includes eight lines, begins with praise of God and the messengers. Long live all nations and Russia and so on. Illuminated with floral design in gold with red and blue detail. Nastaliq script is one of the main script styles used in writing the Perso-Arabic script and the predominant style in Persian calligraphy. Calligraphy on paper. Calligrapher: unknown. 1 Sheet. Dimensions: 430 x 370 mm

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Removed from 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 2011.0236.01]