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Near East Collection: Samples of Arabic and Persian Calligraphy

Samples of Arabic and Persian Calligraphy

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Two examples of modern artistic calligraphy by the Iraqi Muhammad Kirkukli

Two examples of modern artistic calligraphy by the Iraqi Muhammad Kirkukli: The first represents a human face containing a mirror image of the name "Muhammad"; the forehead section contains the formula "Salla Allahu 'Alayhi wa-Sallam" (Peace Be Upon Him).

The second represents a folded image of "Ya Muhammad."

 

A copy in

Calligraphy in zoomorphic shapes.

N.Z. Masraf, Bada'i' al-khatt al-'Arabi (Baghdad: Mudiriyat al-Thaqafah al-Ammah, 1972)