A decorative calligraphic panel by Muhammad Yusuf, 1870/1

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"An Elegant Calligraphic panel known as "WASLI" in farsi is scribed with Koranic verse in bold Naskh script in black ink.The text is a Koranic verse scribed within gold clouds. The border comprises of "ABRI" a technique developed in Turkey which was very popular in Persia and Moghul India in the 18th/19th century. Callligrapher,Mohammed Yousuf has signed at the bottom of this panel and it is dated Jamad us sani 1287 Al Hijri (1870/1)."