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."