Islamic Calligraphy from the Wellcome Library
Kodansha Europe Limited, 2007 - Calligraphy, Islamic - 224 pages
Among many other treasures, the Oriental Department of the Wellcome Library houses a small, but important, collection of Islamic calligraphy. Unlike many modern catalogues on Islamic calligraphy, which primarily comprises of illustrations and their physical description, this volume includes full details of each item described. The diversity of topics, languages and styles of calligraphy represented in the Wellcome collection, together with the contributions by various scholars, will make this volume an important reference on Islamic calligraphy for many years to come.
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17th cent al-Husayni Arabic alphabet background with gold Bayani Ahwdl bayts black ink buff paper Catalogue Collection of Islamic Content diacritical dots Died AH edition gives example of calligraphy exemplar Frame ghazal gold sprinkles Hafiz Shirazi Husayn Indian or Iranian ink on buff jl original kufi Language manuscripts Mashhadi Mashhadi Traktat fol Meccan sura Metre Mohamed Zakariya mufraddt Mughal Muhammad muhaqqaq Muslim nasta'liq excellent available nasta'liq mediocre NS I Illustration Original mount comprises Orthography Persian on paper Physical description piece of calligraphy Prophet Muhammad Qazi Ahmad Calligraphers Quran References ruba'i Sa'di Safwat Art scribe sequence of letters Serikoff Shah SHELFMARK Wellcome Islamic shikasta siydh-mashq Sultan All Mashhadi ta'liq Text in nasta'liq Text in shikasta three dots underneath thulth transcribed in Arabic transcribed in Persian unidentified poem Wellcome Collection Wellcome Islamic Calligraphy Wellcome Library WellcomeIslCal WMS Arabic writing written in black