TWO ILLUMINATED CALLIGRAPHER’S DIPLOMAS (IJAZEH), TURKEY, OTTOMAN, DATED 1279 AH/1862-63 AD
Arabic manuscript on paper, comprising an upper line in large black thuluth, with 3 or 2 lines beneath in neat naskh, lower cartouches giving the details of the ijazeh, interstices filled with floral decoration and scrolls against a gold ground, laid down on an album page, framed
28 by 32.2cm. framed
Each with minor rubbing and smudges, some losses to the illumination and stains, as viewed.
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