Page of Calligraphy

Calligrapher Sultan Muhammad Nur Iranian

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Poetry, calligraphic exercises, and headings have been pasted onto both sides of this folio. The text, which was written in several different hands, includes nasta’liq, ta’liq shikasta, muhaqqaq, and thuluth scripts. A poem written diagonally by the calligrapher Sultan Muhammad Nur uses religious imagery to describe the beauty of the beloved, and the large writing to the left of the poem is a calligraphic exercise in which the letter shin is repeated several times.

Page of Calligraphy, Sultan Muhammad Nur (Iranian, ca. 1472–ca. 1536), Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

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