Calligraphy leaf from the 1600's
Source: Annemarie Schimmel, with the assistance of Barbara Rivolta, Islamic Calligraphy (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993), p. 41. Scan by FWP, Sept. 2001.
"Leaf of calligraphy. India, Kashmir or Deccan, 17th century. Written
in Nasta`liq by Muhammad Salih, "the scribe," with the Shia invocation Nadi
`Aliyyan. Ink, colors, and gold on paper. 12 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. (31.1 x 21.6 cm).
Purchase, Richard S. Perkins Gift, 1986 (1896.109.2). From the collection
of the Metropolitan Museum."