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Pages from a Calligraphy Manuscript 1

Pages from a Calligraphy Manuscript 1

Respect for fine calligraphy is common throughout the Islamic world. In many cases, court artisans would cut out fine examples of calligraphy (as well as even miniatures) and assemble them into new albums, as was the case with this manuscript. These pages are a collection of lines of Persian verses written in styles of calligraphy known as shakasta and nastaliq. Interestingly, the book opens accordion-style. 

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