Parent Object
Page of Ottoman Calligraphy
Explore Object
Creative Commons License

Page of Ottoman Calligraphy

Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This folio from Walters manuscript W.672 is inscribed with passages from hadith literature (accounts of what the Prophet Muhammad did or said) and is written in Naskh and Thuluth scripts. Naskh, the smaller hand, is used for the text on the lower portion, while Thuluth (the larger hand) is used for the top lines.
  • Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. 2015-2016.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

Download Image Add to Collection Creative Commons License

10th century AH/AD 16th century-12th century AH/AD 18th century (Ottoman)
ink and pigments on paper mounted on thin pasteboard
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
H: 11 13/16 x W: 9 1/16 in. (30 x 23 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


    Thumbnail: Page of Ottoman Calligraphy
    Zoom Out Zoom In Back to Details  
    Full Size: Page of Ottoman Calligraphy