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nasta‘līq script

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DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631214816.1999.x


A calligraphic style of the Arabic script developed around the end of the thirteenth century ce by Mīr ‘Alī, a calligrapher from Tabriz. As the name indicates, it evolved as a combination of two other styles, naskhī and ta‘līq . Like the latter, it is a smooth and elegant style used mainly for copying Persian literary works. From the fifteenth century it became the most widely used script of Persia, both in manuscripts and on architectural monuments ( figure 2 ). See also arabic written language ; calligraphy . Reading Schimmel 1984. Figure 2 Specimen of nasta‘līq script from a sixteenth-century manuscript ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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