Book/Printed Material Arabic Primer of Calligraphy.

About this Item

Title

  • Arabic Primer of Calligraphy.

Summary

  • Muhammad Shafiq (died 1879) was a major Ottoman calligrapher who excelled in instructional calligraphic pieces. This particular work, filled throughout with intricate arabesque floral designs typical of the late Ottoman period, is in a notable Arabic calligraphic style, the naskhi script, which connects the Arabic letters to one another in a harmonious way. Of interest in this particular work is the binding, which reveals the origins of the manuscript. The typical flap is a hallmark of most valuable Islamic bindings throughout history. The covers are richly gilt in floral decorations that echo the floral design of the opening pages.

Names

  • Shafiq, Muhammad, died 1879 Calligrapher.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1852 to 1853]

Headings

  • -  1852 to 1853
  • -  Arabic calligraphy
  • -  Arabic manuscripts
  • -  Illuminations

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 18 folios; hand colored; 22.5 x 15.5 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Yale University Library.
  • -  Content in Arabic.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021667605

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Shafiq, Muhammad, Died 1879 Calligrapher. Arabic Primer of Calligraphy. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1853, 1852] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667605/.

APA citation style:

Shafiq, M. (1852) Arabic Primer of Calligraphy. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1853] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667605/.

MLA citation style:

Shafiq, Muhammad, Died 1879 Calligrapher. Arabic Primer of Calligraphy. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1853, 1852] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667605/>.